Vuvale is important in Fiji where leaders are embracing Australia’s renewed focus and strategy on the Pacific region.
"Kava production is fast becoming a key industry for several Pacific island countries.”
A stable Pacific region, with Australia as a strong ally, will help attract foreign capital and create local job opportunities critical in the Pacific. In fact, no matter where in the world you are, many socio-economic problems can be lessened if everyone who is willing is given an opportunity to work.
Fiji is likely to see tangible benefits of Australia’s larger role in the Pacific, both in the short and longer term.
Intriguingly (I’m sure for those outside the Pacific) among sporting and cultural initiatives, one of the more immediate benefits is the opportunity to export kava.