Vanuatu government assists in harvest of 40 tonnes of potatoesStaff Writer | September 20, 2017
Vanuatu's Minister of Agriculture Matai Seremaiah has helped potato farmers on Tanna island to harvest about 40 tonnes of organic potatoes.
Pacific Farmers were happy to get payment
RNZ's correspondent said farmers were happy to get payment for their potatoes from a government agency for the first time.
The government wants to encourage the farmers to grow more potatoes, carrots and onions to reduce a reliance on imports and to export their crops.
The minister said while Vanuatu couldn't compete with major growers overseas, its marketing strategy would rely on its products being organic. ■