The Fiji Kava Taskforce was encouraged to include more women and youth in its kava training activities.
The call was made by Losalini Leweniqila, the National Coordinator for the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Plus Program, during a meeting of the Taskforce in Vunisea, Kadavu.
Healthy discussions also ensued at the meeting on steering the kava industry forward.
More than 60 farmers from nine districts attended the training that was also held in Vunisea.
The training was jointly organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and PHAMA Plus, a multi-country program supported by Australia and New Zealand.