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Dawn Gibson
Saturday, April 05, 2014

WITH the ultimate goal of improving Fiji's chances of exporting home-grown foods and other products, the Indonesian Embassy is hoping to impart information about reducing waste by producing products from entire crops.

And this year's 2014 Trade Pasifika Show has provided an ideal platform on which Fiji's products can be displayed and possibly sold.

In explaining this, Indonesian ambassador to Fiji Gary Jusuf said Fijians could learn to use, for instance, an entire cassava rather than throwing away the peelings — they could be made into chips.

"Like we have cassava flour, cassava cakes and all sorts of others, and there's yam as well, which they can use.

"So we are working together with the Fijian Government in Koronivia and then from there, we provide all the machineries that are needed to make the chips and all that and to cut them, etcetera."

He said they would strive to use only Fijian products.





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