Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development (FRIEND)

FRIEND has been very active in social, health, and economic aspects in the Western and Northern Division in Fiji since 2001 as a Charitable Trust. FRIEND aims at alleviating all forms of poverty using integrated holistic approaches by combining socio, economic and health aspects in its projects. FRIEND has a trading and processing arm known as Tatadra Pacifika. Products include: Jams, chutneys, honey, pickes, teas, spices, flours, dried fruits. Purchases from local producers.


Seed Funding Title: Garden to Plate – Integrated Backyard Gardening for a Holistic Approach to Income and Health

Seed Funding supported activities:

  • Training and award programs for establishing/ revitalising 300 backyard gardens (organic) of various sizes in 15 communities (at least 300 households) using the 9×9 plant model.
  • Workshops / Education programms on principles of healthy cooking using foods from gardens and in collaboration with mothers’clubs.
  • Assisting each villages to supply organic baskets to urban centres and track incomes from the gardens.