Efforts to reduce Fiji’s import bill

Minister for Agriculture and Waterways Dr Mahendra Reddy. Picture: FT FILE/SUPPLIED

FIJI imports around 4000 tonnes of pulses — beans, urdi, mung and pigeon peas — valued at $9 million each year, says Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy. To reduce the import bill, the ministry is embarking on upscaling pulse seed production in the country. “Pulses are widely consumed by all Fijians and are one of […]

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