FFPEA works with ministry to meet export demands
February 24, 2019 4:49 pm
With the increasing demand of local fresh produce for export, farmers and exporters have been urged to communicate more effectively with the Agriculture ministry.
Fiji Fresh Produce Exporters Association Rizwan Khan says the ministry has greatly help the Association to meet the demand and it’s easy as they are working under one umbrella.
Khan says the ministry has also put in place initiatives like the Establishment of Fruit Tree Orchards and the Young Farmers Business Incubator Scheme which is a step forward for the Association.
“There will be no wastage of money and the resources we allocate will be fully utilized. We are creating the demand and asking to get together and let’s do cluster farming and also introduce methods which are climate resilient and show to the young farmers that coming into the agriculture business will yield revenue and the exporters will stand up to buy their produce.”
The Fiji Fresh Produce Exporters Association is a non-profit export promotion organization that assists Fijian exporters and farmers to penetrate new markets worldwide in order to grow their business through export promotion, market information, capacity building, and advocacy.
The members of FFPEA include exporters and farmers.