Cakaudrove and Bua copra farmers can resume sale of copra

Copra farmers in Cakaudrove and Bua can resume sale of raw copra next week. Picture: FT FILE

Copra farmers in Cakaudrove and Bua can resume the sale of raw copra to Fiji Coconut Millers from next week.

Company CEO John Deo said a team would be in Napuka, Saqani and Kubulau routes next Tuesday to buy raw copra.

This purchase transaction was shelved after the mill in Savusavu was partly destroyed by fire causing total damage of $200,000.

“Those farmers who do not have copra dryers have held back supply of raw copra for one week until next Tuesday when we resume buying raw copra,” Mr Deo said.

“These are farmers in our Napuka, Saqani and Kubulau routes.

“We have notified our farmers of the fire incident and advised them to try and supply dry copra and whole coconut to the mill.”

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