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Ranadi Plantation Partnership is Fiji’s largest organic ginger farm and has been owned by the same family for three generations. They are Fiji’s first and only GLOBALG.A.P. certified farm. Comprising 62 hectares, Ranadi is located on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu.

Their main export crop is fresh ginger, with the farm producing a wide range of other fruit, legumes and spices. Ranadi Plantation’s mission is to provide discerning customers with the best tasting ginger, implementing only the highest quality organic and sustainable farming methods. At Ranadi Plantation, they believe soil husbandry is the key to sustainable large-scale agriculture, and they prioritize not just maintaining and replacing their soil, but increasing its fertility and volume using organic and biological techniques.

Achievements

Promotion of Organic, Sustainable and Good Agricultural Practices in Fiji

In 2013, the staff at Ranadi began the journey of turning a conventional farm into a sustainable, organic one. On their first audit for GLOBALG.A.P. certification, they only had 45% compliance and spent the following three months getting the farm up to scratch.

Over 75% of the farm’s staff are women and Ranadi's CEO and COO are both women. Women are trained to lead, and 3 of the 6 team leaders are women.

A Center for Learning

Since achieving GLOBALG.A.P. Certification, Ranadi has regularly opened the doors to other farmers, giving training in topics such as recycling and sustainable soil management.

The Return to Heritage Techniques

Ranadi's vision is to help facilitate a return to heritage agricultural techniques in Fiji. By being a model business (the company is one of Fiji's few farm-packhouse-exporters), Ranadi aims to show the agricultural sector that organic, sustainable practices, i.e. "the old ways" are commercially viable and can be translated into exciting branding stories and value added products.

Watch a video of Jodi Smith, CEO of Ranadi Plantation Partnership, talk about the company’s journey up to winning a G.A.P. Award 2016.

 

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