Fiji aims for a self-reliant rice industry in 20 years

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Fiji will be self-sufficient in rice within 20 years, according to the country’s Minister for Agriculture.

The minister cited increasing rice productivity. In 2018, Fiji was about 16% self-sufficient which rose to about 20% in the past three years.

In the next 20 years or so, local rice production is projected to meet local demand.

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