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Improved taro re-establishing Samoan exports

Improved taro re-establishing Samoan exports

Updated 24 May 2013, 8:57 AEST

Researchers in Australia and the Pacific are hoping newly developed varieties of Taro will help Samoa regain its export market for the root crop.

Over the past few years the Australian funded "Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative" or PARDI, has been working with farmers in Samoa and elswhere to improve the taste, quality and disease resistance of the crop.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Shane Dullahide, Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative, University of Queensland

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Campbell Cooney

Campbell Cooney

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Campbell joined the ABC in 1997 and has been reporting as Radio Australia’s Pacific Correspondent since 2006.

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