Global Cargo Traders Limited is an agro-input retailer and distributor located in Rakiraki Town. The company was established by Mr. Robert Narayan and converted from a grocery shop to an agricultural input retail business in 2002. Global Cargo Traders is the only retailer in the Tavua-Rakiraki area whose core business is to retail agricultural inputs. Global Cargo Traders is also a supplier of agro-inputs to farmers via government’s agriculture development initiatives.
MDF is partnering with Global Cargo Traders Limited to distribute aglime to sugarcane farmers at their farm gates in Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki, an area of about 3,241 sugarcane farmers. Through this distribution channel sugarcane farmers will have the potential to increase their sugarcane yields and also recuperate faster from Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston as the Tavua – Rakiraki area was badly devasted by the cyclone in February 2016.
Through this partnership MDF has assisted Global Cargo Traders to set up the proper infrastructure needed to stock and supply aglime to its large farmer base in the Ba to Rakiraki area and has further assisted the business to enhance its human resources capacity to meet this demand. Prior to this distribution partnership, farmers could only access the input through aglime producers Standard Concrete Industries that did not supply aglime to farm gates.