Agriculture in Fiji

Fiji is a Melanesian island group located in the South Pacific at 175 degrees east longitude and 18 degrees south latitude. The islands are about 1,770 kilometers (1,100 miles) north of New Zealand.

Sugar is the most important agricultural product in Fiji and generated almost 30 percent of its agricultural GDP in 1998, and 15 percent (through sugar processing) of its manufacturing GDP.

Fiji also exports copra (dried coconut meat), ginger, and coconut oil, as well as bananas, rice (a product for which island country is aiming at self-sufficiency), cereals and vegetables, pineapples and other tropical fruit.

Copra, in particular, has benefitted from the removal in 1998 of the ban on its export; since the licensing of a second copra-buying company, prices for producers have increased considerably. The discovery of kava’s (a shrubby pepper) medicinal qualities and its potential as a pharmaceutical ingredient have also fueled the growth of a small but promising export industry.

The fishing industry, especially tuna harvesting, also shows significant promise. Fiji controls a 200-nautical mile (370.4-kilometer) economic exclusion zone around its shoreline.

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National FO’s

Fiji Organic Association
PO Box 9870, Nadi Airport
Tel: (679) 9963 303
Contact Person: Sant Kumar
Email: bulaagro@gmail.com

Nature’s Way Cooperative (Fiji) Ltd (NWC)
PO Box 9825, Nadi Airport
Tel: (679) 672 4566
Contact Person: Michael Brown
Email: nwc@connect.com.fj

Sabeto Organic Producers Association
PO Box 505, Lautoka
Tel: (679) 9224 179
Contact Person: Livai Tora
Email: livaitora@gmail.com

South Sea Orchids (SSO) Ltd
PO Box 11047, Nadi Airport
Tel: (679) 672 6464
Contact Person: Don & Aileen Burness

TeiTeiTaveuni (TTT)
PO Box 52, Taveuni
Tel: (679) 828 3352 | 888 0299
Contact Person: Peter Kjaer
Email: teiteitaveuni@connect.com.fj

Tutu Rural Training Centre (TRTC)
PO Box 24, Waiyevo, Taveuni
Tel: (679) 888 0045
Contact Person: Father Petero Matairatu
Email: matairatu@yahoo.com

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