20 Mar 2018

Vanuatu kava industry to keep door open on tudei

From , 6:04 am on 20 March 2018

There are fears that changing the quality of kava exports from Vanuatu could again threaten the reputation of the country's prize crop.

Vanuatu's kava industry is debating the merits of the "tudei" (pronounced two-day) variety of kava, so-called because of its renown groggy effects on drinkers lasting for two days after consumption.

As Johnny Blades reports, this comes as some kava producers push for restrictions on the export of tudei to be eased.

Kava wholesale premises in Vanuatu.

Kava wholesale premises in Vanuatu. Photo: South Seas Commodities