News from Fiji

12-08-2013 02:59 AM
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, C...
20-03-2013 06:56 AM
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. Caneg...
28-11-2012 08:48 AM
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 Inter...
18-06-2012 11:39 AM
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 we...
27-04-2012 08:14 AM
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.
12-04-2012 07:40 AM
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.
31-01-2012 07:28 AM
Fiji agricultural sector loses $6.8m
The Agriculture Ministry has estimated a $6.8 million loss to flood affected farms after preliminary survey.
30-01-2012 09:13 AM
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.
13-04-2011 08:52 AM
15 poultry farms to be developed
Fifteen poultry farms will be developed in the country by the Ministry of Social Welfare...
11-04-2011 08:55 AM
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.
06-03-2011 09:38 AM
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.
26-02-2011 10:26 AM
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.
24-02-2011 11:11 AM
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.
22-02-2011 09:29 AM
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...
13-02-2011 07:32 AM
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 co...