Fiji cocoa industry

Efforts to revive Fiji's cyclone-ravaged cocoa industry

A European Union-funded project, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, has set up three new cocoa processing units, each of which includes a fermenter and cocoa dryer.

The co-founder of a Fiji-based chocolate company, Tomohito Zukoshi, built the units and says they will provide a consistent A-grade quality cocoa for export.

Mr Zukoshi said Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji's cocoa sector and it is still recovering.