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Abundant supply

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, July 17, 2014

THERE is an over-supply of cassava for export from the Western Division, says Agricultural Marketing Authority sales and marketing manager Alivereti Yaya.

He said a lot of farmers were planting cassava for export but the market currently could not deal with the supply.

"This is why we are looking for other potential markets overseas," he said.

"We have a lot of farmers in Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Tavua and Ra."

He said competition from other suppliers was also an issue.

"Our biggest competitors are Vietnam and India.

"They do commercial farming which is one of the reasons why they supply to more markets than we do.

"Commercial farming has a more quality driven focus and that is one of the things that importers look at."








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