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Chemicals banned as Rotuma island works for organic certification

Chemicals banned as Rotuma island works for organic certification

Updated 18 June 2013, 18:26 AEST

The growing demand for organic fruit and vegetables has inspired the people of Rotuma to turn the entire island into a certified organic farm with the aim of boosting exports and profits.

Rotuma is the northernmost island in the Fiji group and it's remoteness means it's closer to Tuvalu than Suva.

The plan to develop the island's agriculture into a major, chemical free, export industry is the work of the Rotuma Export and Marketing Company.

Steve Rice asked its Executive Chairman Hiagi Foraete for the details.

Presenter: Steve Rice

Speaker: The Executive Chairman of the Rotuma Export and Marketing Company, Hiagi Foraete

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