AMA revenue hit $5m mark

Minister for Agriculture, Waterways and Environment Dr Mahendra Reddy (right) listens to Josefa Maikorea during the Fiji Agro Marketing Authority Contract Signing with Tui Sabeto at Sabeto village in Nadi. Picture: REINAL CHAND/FILE

The Agro Marketing Authority (AMA) revenue grew from $2.3 million in 2017 to $5 million in 2021, says Minister for Agriculture, Waterways and Environment Dr Mahendra Reddy.

Dr Reddy said this growth of 114.5 per cent was achieved through export sales.

“This growth is mainly attributed to the increase in AMA’s international markets, expansion of purchasing areas from farmers around Fiji,” he said.

He said the AMA was also enhancing its outreach to the maritime zone, to islands such as Kadavu, Taveuni, Ovalau, the Lau Group, Rotuma, Mamanuca and Yasawa.

“As we are motivating and supporting farmers in the interior to expand production, we are also reorganising AMA to collect these produce and export it, bringing more foreign currency into country.”

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