Fiji’s rice producer welcomes Korean investor

Fiji’s sole but struggling rice producer, Rewa Rice Limited has welcomed the entry of Grace Roads Limited, a South Korean investor built on Christians’ apocalyptic principles, into the local rice industry.

A miller for rice paddy, Rewa Rice Limited is a government-owned company that buys paddy from farmers all over Fiji. Their mill is located in Dreketi, in Fiji’s northern island of Vanua Levu. Company Manager, Ashrit Pratap says Grace Road farms will supplement rice production in Fiji as Rewa Rice alone does not have the capacity to satisfy local demands. “The government aims to reduce rice imports and be fully self-sufficient by year 2020,” said Pratap.

“Therefore we do not see Grace Road as a competition but we see them as a partner to achieve our aims to reduce imports and promote local rice.” Grace Roads Group is a Korean Christian group that made landfall in Fiji in 2014 with the aim of introducing and developing organic farming in the country, and have built their own rice mill. President Daniel Kim says Fiji was a good place for investment, and a greater place for their mission – 

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