The development of high-value crops for domestic consumption and export is seen as a priority for economic development and improved livelihoods in many Pacific island countries. The Fiji Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) identified fruits and vegetables as among the six “priority concerns” for export promotion and import substitution. The government has identified cabbages, lettuce, tomatoes, capsicums, carrots, onions, potatoes, and peas as target crops for greater production. Hotels, supermarkets and restaurants are seen as key domestic markets.
Prepared by: Anna Fink, Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Suzanne Neave, AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center
Aloesi Hickes, Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Jaw-Fen Wang, AVRDC - OThe World Vegetable Center
Nitesh Nand, Secretariat of the Pacific Community
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