Plans to establish a Fiji Kava Corporation has been revealed by the Agriculture Ministry.
Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy while giving his Ministerial statement in parliament has revealed major plans to expand the Kava Industry.
Reddy says there has been an influx of income in the rural and interior of Fiji because of the earnings from Kava.
He says they are looking at using the format done to the Fiji Pine Corporation and the Fiji Sugar Corporation to restructure the industry.
“We are looking at how to restructure the industry kind of using the format of what we have for the Pine Corporation as well as the Fiji Sugar Corporation and probably leads to establishing a Fiji Kava Corporation.”
Reddy says the set-up will enable a separate arm for Kava, separate research arm and grower registration arm and this will also enable the Ministry to have a proper plan of how Kava is produced so that the production is continuous.