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Developing Exports of Samoan Taro to New Zealand

24 Jan 2012

The occurrence of taro leaf blight (TLB) in 1993 effectively destroyed Samoa’s taro industry and reduced exports to zero for a number of years. Following an extensive period of research and development, Samoa has now produced a range of TLB-resistant taro varieties. Government has directed that t...

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Assessment of Potential Ginger Export Issues to Australia

11 Jun 2011

Historically, Fiji exported significant volumes of fresh mature ginger to North America and New Zealand. These markets were subsequently lost to Asian ginger suppliers. The focus of ginger exports has since shifted towards immature and processed ginger. The Japanese market has potential, however,...

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Export Issues for Fiji Taro to Australia and New Zealand

28 May 2011

There has been considerable focus in recent years on the taro export supply chain in Fiji, and the Pacific as a whole, with the objective of improving and expanding export opportunities. There are still, however, significant impediments that are yet to be overcome before this objective can be ach...

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