Potatoes New Zealand ensures top quality potatoes for export to Fiji
August 28, 2018
Potatoes New Zealand, the industry's governing body has made a commitment to ensure the quality of potatoes imported from New Zealand by Fiji will be of top quality.
Agriculture ministry Fiji keeps pushing potato farming
March 05, 2018
Villagers of the Districts of Yawe and Tavuki (in the province Kadavu, Fiji) heard that the government was promoting potato farming in a select few provinces of Fiji and that Kadavu was one of them.
Fiji potato farmers plant locally grown seed for the first time.
July 24, 2017
In Fiji, the Ministry of Agriculture is working closely with farmers around the country who are interested in potato farming. This year will be the first year farmers will be planting the locally obtained seeds.
It is Potato Planting Season on Fiji
May 30, 2016
On Fiji, planting season for potatoes has begun in the Western division.
Roshni Lata of Muanikoso shops for potatoes at a supermarket in Suva, Fiji. (Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU)
April 06, 2015
Almost 70 new varieties of potato and sweet potato will soon be available to Pacific Island countries and territories, to improve food security across the region.
The potato variety Red Pontiac (Courtesy grandtetonorganics.com)
November 30, 2014
The Ministry of Agriculture of Fiji has plans to source potato seed materials for the Red Pontiac variety from Australia as it continues its efforts to boost local production.
September 27, 2012
Potato harvesting has begun in the Western Division of Fiji and the government is hoping for around $1.7 million worth of potatoes.
November 08, 2011
Fiji Potato farmers did not reach the target for this season. There are many reasons potato farmers did not reach the estimated target for this season says Senior Agriculture Officer - Adriano Tabualevu. Tabualevu says they targeted 1330 tonnes of po...
September 07, 2011
Another potato harvesting season has started this month on Fiji and will continue till the end of October. 142 farmers were engaged in planting 117 hectares and they will be harvesting about 760 tons for this year’s crop. Agriculture Director of Exte...
February 21, 2011
The Commerce Commission has reduced the price of Potatoes and Onions effective from last Friday.
September 18, 2010
Full scale local potato production in Fiji will become a reality in three years' time, according to permanent secretary for Agriculture Colonel Mason Smith.
August 25, 2010
Flour Mills of Fiji has processed into potato chips the first batch of potatoes that were harvested from farms in Nadarivatu.