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The Potato Sector
Fiji, a country in the South Pacific consisting of more than 300 islands, has been relying on import from Australia and New Zealand for most of its potato supply.

However, starting around 2010 the government has made their mission to stimulate the cultivation of potatoes locally, in order to become less dependent on imports.

Potato chips are produced on Fiji locally as well, but so far from imported potatoes.

Agricultural Statistics Fiji

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Potato Yield in 2017: 117,391.00 hg/ha Calculated data
Potato Production in 2017: 270.00 tonnes Official data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017: 23.00 ha Official data
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017: 11,958.00 ha FAO data based on imputation methodology
Sweet Potato Production in 2017: 8,411.00 tonnes Official data
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017: 7,034.00 hg/ha Calculated data
Potato Yield in 2016: 68,816.00 hg/ha Calculated data

Consumption Statistics Fiji

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Item-consumption: translated
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011: 26.94 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011: 9.66 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010: 25.33 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010: 8.41 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009: 23.85 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009: 5.57 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008: 23.84 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)