Growers Federation of Tonga Inc.

Growers Federation of Tonga Inc.

 

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Background

The Growers Federation of Tonga Inc. was established in 2008 with a vision for  profitable and sustainable growth of the Tongan Agricultural Sector.

 

Core business

The GroFed’s mission is  to ‘represent the interests of private sector growers, producers, processors and exporters achieving its vision through sector leadership, advocacy, farm extension services, and addressing export pathway and  market access issues.’  GroFed’s core business is to export growers’ produce.

 

Membership

It has 1,200 members coming from 17 Districts.

 

Activities

GroFed’s main field of work are as follows:

  • Advocacy
  • On farm support
  • Capacity building
  • Leadership

GroFed has achieved the following:

  • Exporting of growers produces
  • Influencing at high level policy making with unified vision of the industry players
  • Coordinating and contributing to the production of Tonga’s first ever Agricultural Sector Plan
  • Contribution to addressing the Market Access issues such as prioritisation and putting up of facilities to assist in market access.