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Chang Seeks Mushroom Set Up On Suva Side

Herbal Association of Fiji has called on Ministry of Agriculture to help set up a mushroom project in the Central/Eastern Division much like the one in the West. Association president,
06 Jan 2015 10:29
Chang Seeks Mushroom Set Up On Suva Side

Herbal Association of Fiji has called on Ministry of Agriculture to help set up a mushroom project in the Central/Eastern Division much like the one in the West.

Association president, Humphrey Chang, after reading of the China-Fiji UNCAO Technology Co-operation Project said something similar should be done in the capital.

Currently the project is only set up at the Legalega Research Station in Nadi.

Mr Chang said the Association said this may consider a long term strategy but could be facilitated under a Public-Private Partnership.

“I have forwarded the letter to the Ministry of Agriculture seeking their help,” Mr Chang said.

Mr Chang said the request was made with the consideration of taking into account the Eastern/Central Division’s dense population.

“I am hopeful that the Agriculture Ministry will be forthcoming and help-full in this regard.

He said the association was very impressed with the news published by this newspaper over the weekend.

“So we wonder if arrangement could be made for a continuous supply of this grade of mushroom including other variety of mushrooms to be delivered to Suva,” he added.

“We would be grateful if some indicative price could be levied to enable us to advise our members including the public of the availability of this miracle herbal remedial medicine.

If facilitated, Mr Chang added he could provide a portion of his land to pilot the project on this side of the country in Nausori.

Juncao Fiji Center manager Zhansen Lin has welcomed the idea to extend the project to other areas in the country.

“This product is for the people of Fiji and it is for sale at the moment from our centre at a cheap rate compared to having a middle man,” said Mr Lin.

“At the moment the important thing is the right training for the local farmers and our focus is there at the moment.”

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