Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

Young entrepreneur aims to feed Fiji with hydroponics

Sandhiya Goundar, who is a lecturer in social science at the University of Fiji, is looking to begin a hydroponic farm in Fiji.

This, she believes, will in turn not only give back greater yields and profits, but potentially create employment.

"I come from a farming background so I always wanted to start up a greenhouse.

"We are doing small-scale farming and selling it to the local community and hotels as well. But I wanted to start up the greenhouse because the yield increases by 50 per cent. So that was where I got the idea of greenhouse. But the YES program wanted something very unique so I incorporated hydroponics as part of my business proposal."

With land already available for her farm, Ms Goundar will grow vegetables such as lettuce, cucumber, dhania, capsicum, okra and karela, chillies, beans, watermelons and tomatoes.

Read more at The Fiji Times (Filipe Naigulevu)

Publication date: 1/15/2018



Other news in this sector:

8/17/2018 First plants in Pure Harvest Smart Farms’ desert greenhouse
8/16/2018 "Thankfully we are on schedule"
8/16/2018 US (KS): Man grows 10-foot tall tomato plants
8/16/2018 UK: Entrepreneur seeking to grow his aquaponics farm
8/14/2018 Four climatic zones in organic greenhouse Reichenau-Gemüse
8/14/2018 Project calls for women entrepreneurs in Africa to build intelligence network
8/13/2018 North Alabama man grows tomato that looks like a duck
8/13/2018 Kenya: Wheat grower switches to greenhouse tomatoes
8/13/2018 Slovakia: Coating helps tomatoes get through hot summers
8/10/2018 CAN (ON): Local grocers carry produce from new greenhouse tomato grower
8/10/2018 US (NE): Immigrant workers arrested at tomato greenhouse
8/10/2018 Video: Educational organic greenhouse trials cucumber cultivation
8/9/2018 New Zealand: Young Growers to face off in final
8/9/2018 "Rootstocks: the most common thing in organic pepper cultivation"
8/9/2018 "I'd rather it's too dry than too wet, but this is too much"
8/8/2018 Sweden: Former wood factory transformed into vertical farm
8/8/2018 Dutch lettuce grower installs LEDs in 29,000 m² greenhouse
8/8/2018 US: "Horticulture industry’s age problem bigger than you think"
8/8/2018 US (OK): Beggs couple pioneers in aquaponic farming
8/7/2018 "Our mini pepper acreage doubles every year"