26 Sep 2006

Copra farmers in rural Solomon Islands are set to get more for their products

10:09 am on 26 September 2006

Farmers in the rural Solomon Islands will soon able to sell their copra for a higher price without having to come to the capital, Honiara.

A Honiara company, the Solomon Tropical Products is planning to buy four vessels to run a service to buy copra from villages.

The company's General manager, John Vollrath says he will pay farmers up to 1 local dollar a kilo for copra.