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Refurbished ginger factory in Lami opens

January 24, 2018 5:30 pm

The Frespac Ginger Fiji Ltd factory at Wailada in Lami received a three hundred thousand dollar facelift to improve its production quality.

A hundred people are currently working at the factory.

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bond says the growing demand for ginger and ginger products in the local and overseas market was the reason behind the major facelift of the factory.

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Assistant Agriculture Minister, Viam Pillay says ginger has greater growth potential than any other agricultural export commodity.

“Since the 1950s, Fiji has been exporting ginger. By the mid-1980s, ginger had become the second biggest agricultural export after sugar, with over 2,300 tonnes of the mature fresh ginger sea- freighted annually to North America. Today, the focus on export market is a narrow seasonal niche for baby ginger. In parallel to the fresh export industry, processed ginger is now the industry’s dominant sector, and is where the greatest growth opportunities lie. When compared to other commodities.”

The owners of Frespac Ginger Factory aim to double their sales over the next five years.

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