THROUGH its continuous investment in farm development, a rice company in Navua is expanding its farming project from Navua to Galoa.
Grace Road Food Company Ltd managing director Daniel Kim said the Galoa farming site was their second farming initiative.
Mr Kim said they would continuously develop farm lands in full partnership with the residents of Galoa.
He said the land the company agreed to develop was about 200 acres.
“We are confident that this jungle-like land will be transformed into a beautiful farm,” he said.
He said the company’s machinery would also expand as native farm lands needed advanced development for rice farming.
He said other agricultural machinery would also be brought in to suit Fiji’s climate.
Senior agricultural officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, John Cox, said the company provided the spark to revitalise the rice farming sector last year, adding that spark was turning into flames in 2015.
Meanwhile, the company is hosting the International Conference on Rice Farming for Food Security in Fiji on February 19 in Navua.