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Tuesday 25 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In any disaster, there are always a few survivors and this is true of Tonga's squash industry this year. While most of the 2000 Tongan squash growers this season will face a huge financial loss because they will be paid only 15 to 20 seniti per kg of squash, a lucky few will receive between 61 and 84 seniti per kg.
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Monday 10 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's annual squash exports for Japan could reach 20,000 tonnes, but people in the industry are predicting the price will plummet this year to a disappointing low of between 20 and 15 seniti per kilo.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The establishment of the Vava‘u Agricultural Farmers Council Inc. on April 3 is yet another attempt by farmers to pool their resources and to find a market for their produce. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga imports $6 million worth of vegetables annually to meet demand, a surprising amount for a country with an annual trade deficit of about $90 million, which has its main export strength in agricultural produce. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Squash exports to Japan for this year’s squash season in Tonga began in October, and the Quarantine Department reported that 10,800 tonnes of squash had been exported by the last week of October. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Tokyo, Japan
BioTechnology can be used to produce new products from Tonga’s agriculture and fisheries, and it may help Tonga maintain its claim to niche markets that it has initiated in Japan, said Dr Kyosuke Owa, a Japanese scientist working for the Nano Merchandise Development Co. Ltd. in Nuku’alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 27 February 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pousima Afeaki started exporting in 1995 with one container of assorted produce…and by 1997 it had jumped to 65 containers. He is one of a handful of hard working Tongan farmer-exporters who can see a positive future for agricultural exports from Tonga. By Pesi Fonua. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 1, January 1999.
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Sunday 20 December 1998

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $6 million Agricultural Development Program for the two Niuas and ‘Eua is underway to help growers in outlying rural communities. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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