$500m scent of Fijian sandalwood

Villagers of Tabia in Macuata are also planting sandalwood. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

THE Ministry of Forests has completed mapping more than 50,000 sandalwood plants in farms across Vanua Levu, Viti Levu, Kadavu and Lomaiviti valued about $500 million. Undertaken by the ministry’s sandalwood development department, research officer Maika Daveta said they were continuing the mapping exercise to ascertain the number of trees in farms around the country. […]

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