Fiji Rice Limited records massive production
August 14, 2020 4:40 pm
The Fiji Rice Limited ended its financial year on a high following the record production of 1,322 tonnes of rice paddy intake. [File Photo]
Fiji Rice Limited produced 221 tonnes of rice worth over $161, 216 for the financial year ending July 31st, 2020.
The company registered a record production of 1, 322 tonnes of rice paddy intake.
Chair Raj Sharma says this is the highest production achieved by the company when compared to the last seven years.
Sharma says these results were achieved with government’s focus to agriculture, particularly in areas of Vanua Levu such as Tabia and Wainikoro and parts of the Western division.
He says the rice production was done either with joint ventures or own lease farming projects in Dreketi, Vunivutu, Bua, Qawaira, Tabia and Navidamu.
Fiji Rice general manager, Ashrit Pratap says at its peak time the Mill was operating seven days a week, until 10pm to cater for supply of paddy.
Pratap believes there is a huge potential for the farmers and Ministry of Agriculture is also assisting farmers with seeds and farm implements.