San i stap ko daon, “le soleil descend” : Autour du kava au Vanuatu

San i stap ko daon. Le soleil descend et signale aux Ni-vanuatu la fin de la journée. Déjà depuis le nakamal, on entend le bruit rythmé des busnaef : on s’affaire à découper en petit morceaux les racines de kava. Les hommes préparent, se chambrent et se marrent. Enfin, le jus opaque et marron est prêt et les premiers sel sont servis. Le nakamal plonge dans la pénombre. Une lumière permet tout juste de distinguer les buveurs de kava qui chuchotent maintenant entre eux. De temps à autres, le silence est interrompu, il faut bien le dire, par des raclements de gorges et des crachements affirmés. Le kava fait effet. Certains vous diront qu’il est en train de parler.

Guest editorial (in French) by Soizic Le Cornec

KAVA POURING INTO PORT VILA!

There was a lot of kava coming into Port Vila on the 18th Of May 2020. This was all after the TC Harold that hit Vanuatu recently. The kava was mostly from the Island of Pentecost, A few from Ambae. And also it was the second time for Silent World Shipping Company to see Kava […]

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YOUNG PEOPLE ENCOURAGED TO INVEST IN KAVA PRODUCTION

PIERRE FARE IS A YOUNG FARMER from North West B area on malekula who decided to invest on kava production since 2015. We caught up with farmer Fare this week at the lakatoro Market House (LMH) where he was selling his kava.   “Today, I came with 30 kilos of kava and will be selling […]

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Affected islands only to be selling kava to port vila due to tc harold!

The Government of Vanuatu is only allowing the islands who got affected by TC HAROLD to be selling kava to Port Vila. Prime Minister, Bob Loughman has stopped all the other islands that were not affected by the cyclone not to send  Kava to Port Vila.  But the islands that were affected can send Kava to […]

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VANUATU KAVA EXPORT MARKETS REOPENS

Vanuatu Kava can now be exported overseas again. This came about after the National Disaster Management Office responded positively to the call made by the Vanuatu Kava Industry Association (VKIA). VKIA chairman, Michael Louze, explained that since the State of Emergency (SoE), no kava could be exported and VKIA respected the rules to support the campaign […]

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Kava Association asks NDMO to allow Kava Export

Chairman of the Kava Industry Association, Michael Louze, has asked the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to allow the exportation of 15 tonnes of kava stocked in Port Vila so the exporters can continue to pay for kava from farmers who are now victims of the damage caused by cyclone Harold. The 15 tonnes of kava […]

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Kassav DRINKING KAVA in Port-vila!!!!

The famous French West Indies 🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴zouk band Kassav is in Vanuatu! They arrived earlier this week in Port-Vila and are ready to rock Korman Stadium tonight ! Zouker zouker 🕺🕺💃🏽💃🏽😁😁😍😍😍😍😍👍🤙🤙🤙 Port-Vila is the first concert of their South Pacific Tour, they will then go to Noumea, Wallis and Futuna, Tahiti and Japan. Last night, a […]

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Rugby stars

Legendary New Zealand All Black Dan Carter and Fijian Joe Taliga Rokocoko having a small kava relaxing session away from home …. Wishing all the South Pacific Teams all the best in Rugby World Cup Japan 🇯🇵 for the coming games!

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Kavalytics to modernize our industry

KavaLytics™ provides clients with a fast, affordable, accurate and validated quality assessment method for Kava using a spectrometer, paired with a powerful, cloud-based artificial intelligence machine-learning platform that is intended to implement quality controls and traceability throughout the Kava value chain. Simply point the scanner at a bag of Kava powder and get instant lab […]

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Madeline Lai – Kava Trader from South Malekula

Derick Lai, Madeline’s father is an individual farmer and he ships kava every few weeks from Malvakal village, South Santo priorly for his daughter’s tuition fee. Madeline currently lives with her extended family here in Vila whilst taking courses at VIT, her determination was to pursue her goals in tourism management. ” I thank my […]

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Michael Louze the Kava Lover

Michael Louze is not only the Director of the South Sea Commodities and the Chief Founder of the ultimate Kava World platform but he is one of our nation’s strong agricultural economic advocate and like many others he is also a persistent global kava reformer.  Michael was raised as a child back in the hearts […]

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Waterfall Kava Bar

Waterfall Kava Bar

In the heart of Port Vila a Kava Bar opened its windows last year exactly 6 months ago . Boasting a modest 7 kava windows of many Vanuatu Noble kava varieties and a beer window, this is where everyone heads to watch the sunset on the Port Vila harbor over a shell of kava & […]

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All day long, and with funny dogs

Sophie’s nakamal is located in Port Vila, namba2 area. It is a cool place, famous for serving kava at any time. And all day long, dogs are having shells 🙂

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Kava World session for Titan FX at yumiwork

It was a delight to present Kava-world.com to Titan FX team, in Port Vila. We discussed functionalities, objectives, and perspectives of this kava lovers platform. They shared our enthusiasm and passion! Then we enjoyed yumiwork’s fantastic terrace, with a kava tasting, comparing kava juices from Santo and Malakula, with a great sun set. Sweet!

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TVL and Kava World Partnership Launching in companionship with MTCIT

Monday 29th July marks a digital transformation break through for Kava World in Vanuatu. Thanks to Telecom Vanuatu Limited the https://kava-world.com/ is now data free for all TVL mobile users. Kava Industry is the key in Vanuatu, given an estimation of over 40% of households engage in some part of the kava value chain. This […]

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KAVA WORLD HOST A KAVA TASTING EVENT DURING THE FRENCH INTERNATIONAL DAY

Saturday 13th July was the celebration of France International Day 🇫🇷and in Vanuatu 🇻🇺 both countries celebrated 39 years of friendship and partnership. The official celebration was held at the French Residence in Port Vila: Nice French wine, great champagne , cheese, gorgeous pastries 🥮 and cakes 🧁 were served , but also of course, as we are in the South Pacific- […]

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VAC to produce 23,000 Kava seedlings under agreement with MALFFB

An agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB) and the Vanuatu Agriculture College (VAC) for the production of kava seedlings. The agreement was signed by the Director General for MALFFB, Moses Amos and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VAC, Peter Napwatt, after the second kava forum recently on […]

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Another innovative products: effervescent kava tablets

As I was delivering some products to Paris Shopping Duty Free shop in Port Vila, I stumbled across a new product produced in Australia 🇦🇺 using Vanuatu Kava. Nice packaging, clear indications.. was intrigued as I had never heard of it before.. Ingrid Festa gave me two tablets for me to try. The owner told […]

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Kava in a bottle, the beginning of a new era?

We forwarded earlier information about PAcific Kava Roots , à kava prepared with green kava ( fresh froozen) and bottled in New Zealand for the US Market. This product is the baby of years of trials by a well known American kava lover and importer , Mr. Mike Munsell, owner of Monsoon Beverage LLC and […]

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New product with great potential

PACIFIC ROOTS KAVA COMES IN A VARIETY OF QUANTITIES WHETHER YOU’RE NEW TO KAVA OR OWN A KAVA BAR! AVAILABLE INTERNATIONALLY AS WELL. https://pacificrootskava.com/

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BBC WORLD SERVICE – Business Daily, Vanuatu’s Sacred Drink

Interesting interview with Doc Vince 04:58; concerns that this traditional crop will become so popular that other parts of the world will start cultivating it pushing out local growers in the Pacific, it’s a delicate balance. Pacific Kava Cultivars Must Boost Kava Varieties And Quantities, Boost Kava Exportation And Ease Exportation Processes For Local Farmers.

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