Rewa farmers encouraged to take up spice farming
November 21, 2018 4:23 pm
The potential of spice farming as a profitable agricultural product was highlighted to a visiting group of farmers from Rewa Province during a tour of the Spice Farm at Wainadoi, Navua on Tuesday.
Senior Agriculture Officer, Mohammed Khan says the tour was organised to create awareness and demonstrate the market linkage opportunities among farmers.
Khan adds spices are usually very high value lucrative agricultural commodities and if looked after well, can earn high returns within a small land area.
Ro Aca Mataitini, a farmer from Lomanikoro, Rewa says he will try to replicate what he’s seen as he believes it can improve livelihoods.
Spice Farm of Fiji has become a model spice farm and many groups of farmers visit the farm to further their knowledge on the cultivation of different spices.
Spice farms produce different horticultural spices which include nutmegs, cloves, vanilla, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and other various types of spices.