Ginger exporters have urged farmers to consider the costs incurred and the resources used to ensure their product remains competitive in the international market. Most farmers in Naitasiri are requesting an increase in the price of ginger from the current $2.60 per kilo. According to Fresh Pack Ginger Fiji Ltd Field Operations Manager, Satish Kumar, the increase in the price of ginger will be a challenge for local buyers since Fiji is still coming out of a pandemic.
Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says it will be great for the company to open its factories to these farmers so they can witness first-hand the sacrifices and hard work rendered by local suppliers. Meanwhile, Fresh Pack Ginger Ltd and Kaiming Agro Processing have signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Fiji Development Bank’s Ginger Loan Facility.