GOV’T EYES GINGER MARKET IN CANADA

Ginger roots. Photo credit: South Africa News.

Ginger roots. Photo credit: South Africa News.

The Government is eyeing the ginger market in Canada.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the agriculture sector is where most Solomon Islanders can actively participate in economic development.

He says there is currently an opportunity for Solomon Islands to export ginger to Canada.

“And there’s a big huge market for ginger right now in Canada as we are talking, they want 10 containers every month and this not a difficult thing for us to do. You take 200 women in all constituency to plant ginger and you can sustain 10 containers every month, that’s what we are talking about here.”

SIBC News understands Solomon Islands has also been exploring the possibility of engaging in a large-scale export of cassava to the Canadian market.

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