The Prime Minister of Samoa said that the resurgence in the country’s banana exports was “nothing short of miraculous”.
During his New Year message he said that more than 50 years since Samoa’s banana exports had ceased, they had begun again to New Zealand. There has also been interest in banana imports from Fiji and Tonga.
The Ministry of Agriculture acquired a new banana species from South Africa, and allowed big, commercial farms to grow it.
There have now been three export shipments of the Bananas to New Zealand which sold out on arrival.