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Farming Indoors A Way To Consider: Narayan

Greengold Kava and ginger exporter Praveen Narayan believes farmers should venture into ginger farming. “People may have said that there is no market for ginger but my advice is farmers
17 Sep 2015 09:42
Farming Indoors A Way To Consider: Narayan

Greengold Kava and ginger exporter Praveen Narayan believes farmers should venture into ginger farming.

“People may have said that there is no market for ginger but my advice is farmers should look at this alternative.

“My farm is in Savusavu and there is a growing demand for the ginger we are farming.”

Mr Narayan added his farm has farmers who are trained to plant ginger, nurture the plants and harvest the produce.

“At the moment we have a memorandum of understanding with Food Processors where we redirect our fresh produce to them and they process it before exporting it.”

He added farmers can look at alternatives like this agreement where they have a secured buyer which in turn provides returns for their hard work.

 

Challenges

He said any form of farming comes with challenges.

This includes ginger farming.

“First is the weather. At the moment it is dry in the north but what we need is both rain and sunshine for ginger,” he said.

He further explained there is always a solution for this challenge. Farmers can look at other alternatives for their produce.

“I think the best solution is farming indoors. The Ministry should put more emphasis and educate farmers as to how they can farm indoors.”

Mr Narayan hopes the Australian market opens very soon so they are able to expand their export from Savusavu.

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