‘Gold’ in cocoa pods

Students of Tailevu North College visit a booth during the Cocoa Day Celebration at Gatward Park in Korovou. Picture: SUPPLIED/MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

IN the 1880s cocoa was introduced to Fiji by the British and after World War II cocoa planting was concentrated in Tailevu, Naitasiri, Cakaudrove including parts of Ra and Nadroga/Navosa. In 1976 all dry beans were purchased by the National Marketing Authority who were then responsible for all cocoa marketing activities. There were some policy […]

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