Fiji: High demand for bongo chillies

The fijisun.com reported that the Ministry of Agriculture is urging farmers to plant red bongo chillies, as the demand is currently quite high. The price of the bongo chillies at the Suva Market is 28.95 dollars (24.50 euros) a kilogram. Local farmers are encouraged to sell their bongo chillies at the Suva Market as they can obtain a good price.

And it's not only the Suva Market that has favourable prices; at Labasa Market the chillies are going for 11 to 12 dollars (9 to 10 euros) a kg. As prices on Australian and New Zealand markets are considerably lower, farmers are encouraged to sell locally.

Publication date: 12/5/2017


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