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Fiji | 27 September 2018
Fiji farmer calls it quits after losing 206 cattle

These were words of cattle farmer Baljindar Singh of Waimaro in Korovou, Tailevu, after he lost 206 cattle to the bovine tuberculosis (TB) disease since 2014 — recording a loss of about $300,000. T...

Fiji | 13 April 2018
Asia-Pacific region makes 'great progress' in agriculture sector

Senior officials from 46 FAO members in the Asia-Pacific region have agreed that the countries within the region have made great progress in the food and agriculture sector and reduced poverty and hun...

Fiji | 20 February 2018
Future of agriculture in Fiji

A small Fijian social enterprise focused on sustainable economic development has developed a new simple guide to organic farming. The enterprise — Loving Islands Fiji — last week published their fi...

Fiji | 10 January 2018
Fijian farmers urged to practice climate smart agriculture

Farmers in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji have been urged to be mindful of the impacts of climate change and practice climate smart agriculture to address the challenge. Fiji remains a dev...

Fiji | 13 December 2017
Organisation commends Fiji’s landmark decision on agriculture at COP23

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has commended the Fijian Presidency for the landmark decision on agriculture achieved at COP23. The decision, the Koronivia Joint W...

Fiji | 12 August 2013
Copra decline affect Fiji's dairy industry

The decline in the copra industry is a major factor that is adversely affecting milk production in the dairy industry. According to Sachida Nand, CEO of the Fiji Co-operative Dairy Industry Limited...

Fiji | 20 March 2013
Rain worry for farmers

Drasa sugarcane growers have voiced concerns about the effects of continuous rainfall over the past three weeks on their newly-planted crops. Canegrower Mahendra Prasad said there were concerns tha...

Fiji | 28 November 2012
Union concern over possible Fiji sugar role

The International Union of Food and Agriculture says it will oppose Fiji's bid to chair the governing body of the world's sugar industry. The International Sugar Organisation, which represents most...

Fiji | 18 June 2012
Development of agriculture sector pathway to success

FIJIS pathway to economic success lay in developing the agriculture sector. Speaking to The Fiji Times at an Economics Conference in Nadi at the weekend, Westpac Group senior economist Justin Smirk...

Fiji | 27 April 2012
Inmates ready to harvest rice farm

Inmates at the Vaturekuka Correction Service will next month harvest three to four tonnes of rice from their 1.3 hectares of farm.

Fiji | 12 April 2012
Agriculture damage stands at $17.4M

The damage assessment report of the agricultural sector excluding sugar has been sent to Cabinet by the Agriculture Ministry.

Fiji | 31 January 2012
Fiji agricultural sector loses $6.8m

The Agriculture Ministry has estimated a $6.8 million loss to flood affected farms after preliminary survey.

Fiji | 30 January 2012
1016 farmers affected by floods

Sustainability of food security is one major area of concern after about 1,016 western farmers were affected in the floods last week.

Fiji | 13 April 2011
15 poultry farms to be developed

Fifteen poultry farms will be developed in the country by the Ministry of Social Welfare...

Fiji | 11 April 2011
Fiji cane farmers warn of industry collapse

Cane farmers in Fiji are predicting the sugar industry could collapse as people walk away from their farms.

Fiji | 6 March 2011
NZ cattle arrive

A first batch of cattle arrived from New Zealand this morning as part of government’s strategy to revive the dairy industry.

Fiji | 26 February 2011
Potato farming to be more productive in 2011

The ministry of Agriculture has given its undertaking that it will ensure that 2011 will be a more productive year for potato farming.

Fiji | 24 February 2011
Farmers to assist Govt in reducing potato imports

Farmers will play a key role in Government’s intentions to reduce the potato import bill by 6.3 percent this year.

Fiji | 22 February 2011
Committe set up to improve dalo quality

A committee is being set up by the Agriculture Ministry to look at ways to improve the quality of dalo for export...

Fiji | 13 February 2011
Govt bans slaughter of female cattle

The Ministry of Agriculture has placed a total ban on the slaughter of female cattle in an effort to protect the dwindling cattle population in the country.

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