Friday, 16 May 2008 2:25 PM

Rice Supply in Solomon Islands

We get most, almost all, of our imported rice (Solrice)from Australia. The main rice growing area in Australia is in NSW. This rice growing area is supplied by the Murry river. But the Murry river is very low due to worsening of drought in Australia. This affects the production of rice for local use and for consumption.

The draught in Australia is predicted to continue for very long time. Therefore, Solrice price will continue to increase.

It may be a better option to look to other countries for rice supply.

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