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Partnerships to assist miller

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, February 21, 2013

IN a bid to increase cane production in the Western Division, the Fiji Sugar Corporation is engaging in partnerships with various organisations to establish new cane farms and improve plantations.

FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said a seed cane nursery established at the Yaqara Pastoral Company Limited last year had seen positive results and the corporation was looking at further increasing production in the area.

"We have had talks with Peter Drysdale at Yaqara about further increasing cane farming in the area," he said.

"This will prove to be a mutually beneficial exercise. For the corporation, we will see an increase in cane production while for Yaqara, they will be able to use the cane tops and leaves as stock-feed.

"This would greatly benefit them especially during times of drought because sugar cane is a hardy crop."

Mr Khan said queries were received from various organisations including provincial councils, youth groups and the Fiji Corrections Service to enter into cane farming in the division.