News 9 Oct 2018
Farmers in Fiji now have access to an information one stop shop through the launch of a first of its kind in the Pacific – mobile App.
The PacFarmer App is a mobile based digital platform for Fijians.
This new app will allow farmers in Fiji to not only access information on government support schemes, commodity prices and weather information, but other features, such as market linkages with potential buyers, digital payments, credit opportunities and other financial services.
In launching the App, the Australian Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs’ Regional Counsellor, Matthew Lapworth says the Australian government is pleased to support these new digital innovations that improve access to finance for Pacific Islanders including smallholder farmers and agri-businesses.
The App will be piloted first with the Sugar Cane Growers Fund, Fiji Cooperatives Dairy Company, Copra Millers Fiji Limited and Fiji Rice Limited.
Following this pilot, it will be made available to all other categories of farmers throughout Fiji.
Whilst it is being piloted in Fiji, there are plans to roll out the app to other Pacific Island Countries.