Samoan Frozen taro and other agro-exports a hit in overseas markets


Source: M.P.M.C. Press Secretary

APIA, SAMOA THURSDAY 27 JULY 2017:  Frozen Samoan taro is not the only export agro commodity on demand overseas.

In fact, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi who returned last week from launching the Samoa frozen taro in New Zealand, distributors there are demanding other frozen produce from Samoa such as yams, ta’amū, cassava, breadfruit and bananas, all processed locally at the Ministry’s Nu’u location.

Frozen breadfruit already selling in Australia

“The container of mixed frozen produced shipped to New Zealand sold like hot cupcakes,” said the Minister. “And they want more.”

To that effect, the Minister has tasked the Nu’u Crops Division in charge of the frozen export drive for all systems go.

Laaulialemalietoa says that with the new export outlet secured, regular shipments will be made to New Zealand.

The next shipment will be arriving in Auckland on August 9th.

While for Wellington and Christchurch the 20 foot container from Apia should arrive on September 16th.