Millers face labour shortage

February 23, 2023 5:32 am

The Fiji Coconut Millers PTE Ltd. says there is a shortage of skilled labour in their sector.

General Manager, John Deo says more manpower is needed in terms of cutting the copra and extracting raw materials.

He says as a result, alternative options are being adopted to ensure copra production is not affected.

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“So that’s where some of the farmers try and supply the whole coconuts to us and that we try and process it to other virgin coconut oil and coconut cooking oil.”

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Deo says that with the increasing demand for copra, they look forward to working with new suppliers as well.

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