Nonu bandwagon gains momentum
In a previous post this month, <strong>Pacific Periscope</strong> reported the developments in the Nonu farming and processing sector: A shipping company helping set up a processing plant in Aitutaki in the Cook Islands.<!--more-->
With the huge Chinese market waking up to the widely believed health benefits of the wonder fruit, more Pacific Islands are being encouraged to join the bandwagon. Some, like Samoa, are taking advantage while others like Niue are struggling to get their act together.
Next month, Samoa will export a consignment of 50,000 litres of Nonu juice to China. Orders are apparently pending for some 800,000 litres for shipping until December.
Expectedly, the leader of the opposition Tautua Samoa party has urged locals to look at planting nonu trees instead of the traditional stable of taro to encash on the growing Chinese demand.