Tag - Kava

How Kava Helps Reduce Poverty in Fiji

The Role of Kava in Fiji’s Society and EconomyKava is one of the chief exports in Fiji next to sugar, garments, gold, fish and mineral water, and it significantly contributes to Fiji’s social and economic development. Kava provides employment, enhances livelihoods and reduces poverty. This is important because, like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Fiji has limited entrepreneurial opportunities.In a 2017 paper published in The Journal of Pacific Studies, author Associate Professor Manoranjan Mohanty details the role of...

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Kava Q & A

Kava Q & AWhat is kava?Kava (Piper methysticum) is a tall evergreen shrub in the pepper family native to the South Pacific Islands. Traditionally, kava has been used as a ceremonial drink, consumed to bring about a state of relaxation during rituals and social gatherings. Kava is typically prepared by mixing crushed kava root with water or coconut milk. What’s the difference between mind kava and body kava?If you visit a kava bar, you may be given the option of...

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