AU potato variety sought in Fiji

The Ministry of Agriculture has plans to source potato seed materials for the red pontiac variety from Australia as it continues its efforts to boost local production. Deputy permanent secretary Uraia Waibuta said 40 tonnes of seed material were imported this year for planting in April-May.
“All of that potato has been harvested. We used to import our seed material from New Zealand but because New Zealand is a temperate country, those seed materials were not conducive for Fiji.


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