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Labasa Family Looks For Ginger Market

A family in Vunika, Labasa is searching for a market to sell three tones of ginger from their two acre farm.
03 Sep 2022 09:24
Labasa Family Looks For Ginger Market
Krishneel Prasad with his mother, Prakash Wati (left), wife Shahista Nisha and their three children-Mahek Prasad, Mayank Prasad and Maheera Prasad in Vunika, Labasa on August 31, 2022. Photo: Shratika Naidu

A family in Vunika, Labasa is search­ing for a market to sell three tones of ginger from their two acre farm.

Krishneel Prasad, along with his wife, Shahista Nisha and mother, Prakash Wati is the only family from Soasoa to Naleba stretch doing ginger farming on a large scale.

Mr Prasad, a Police Officer by profession, took the lead role to assist the women in the house who wanted to turn the barren land into an income generating project.

 

Challenges

In 2018, the family invested $3000 in gin­ger seeds and another $700 in 2019.

They made a profit of $6,000 within two years.

They had people coming from Savusavu and Suva to buy the ginger.

The farm and their well (main water source) was destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Yasa in 2019.

Mr Prasad said the family since then have been waiting for the Water Authority of Fiji to approve their water metre connec­tion.

They are fully dependent on rain water.

Mr Prasad said they have recovered from Tropical Cyclone Yasa and COVID-19 but hopes to have a market as soon as possible so they could make some money.

Feedback: shratikan@fijisun.com.fj 



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