Fijian ginger exporters are at the mercy of the nation’s growers as the supply is inconsistent with the demands from the international market.
The United Kingdom Trade Partnerships Programme- Fiji Lead Agri-Value Chain Consultant Lagi Fisher stated that this week’s FreshPac Ginger (Fiji) PTE & Contracted Growers Engagement Workshop was held for ginger growers and ginger products processors exporters, stating the program was trying to prepare the land before the planting season.
“So come March next year when harvest starts the exporter knows exactly how he is going to get or how much he is going to plus or minus, and what we are trying to do is basically establish a self-sufficient and sustainable baby ginger value chain that is what we are trying to do,” Fisher told fijitimes.com.
Fisher added that these growers were basically baby ginger growers, who were beneficiary to the United Kingdom Trade Partnership Program Fiji. “This is just basically linking them to the market so that they can understand what the market expects. In fact the project is adopting a market oriented approach, so before you start planting you must know what the market is after.”