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PM encourages rice farmers to grow more

July 6, 2018 1:20 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is encouraging rice farmers to grow more.

Bainimarama says with a new rice mill to complement the existing one, rice farmers should be growing more so Fiji achieves it self-sufficiency goal.

Speaking in Dreketi on Tuesday, Bainimarama says this way, we can also meet the demands of new markets.

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He says as paddy supply increases, government will be keenly interested in expanding the mill’s capacity further.

The new rice mill increases the milling capacity three times more than before.

Today, Fiji Rice is supplying rice to all supermarkets in Viti Levu.

It has also secured the supply of rice to Fiji Sugar Corporation’s cane farmers in Vanua Levu.

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