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Positive produce

Maciu Malo
Monday, December 10, 2012

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation has so far produced just under 152,000 tonnes of raw sugar, says executive chairman Abdul Khan.

With three days before the completion of this season's crushing season, he is optimistic FSC would meet its projected target of 160,000 tonnes of raw sugar produced.

Mr Khan said the impact of the two floods that hit the Western Division early this year affected many cane growers but he was grateful the farmers, FSC and other government stakeholders worked tirelessly to enable FSC to produce 152,000 tonnes of sugar.

"I feel that we have done quite well when we compare the impact of the floods to our sugarcane crop size," said Mr Khan. "In terms of sugar production, we have produced just under 152,000 tonnes of raw sugar compared to our projected production which is above 160,000 tonnes of raw sugar."

"As for the income, it is difficult to provide the total cost until all the sugarcane has been processed and we know how much sugar is produced."

Sugar Cane Growers Council chief executive officer Sundresh Chetty said the overall production for the season was positive and commended the farmers for their efforts .





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