SUGAR industry stakeholders will conduct joint assessments to gauge the extent of damage caused by continuous rainfall over the past two weeks which led to flooding of some areas.
This was revealed by growers' representative organisation, the Sugar Cane Growers Council and the country's lone miller, the Fiji Sugar Corporation yesterday.
FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said the investigations into rain and flood damage would be extensive and cover all facets of the industry.
"We will not only be looking at the damage that may have been caused to farms but also to cane access roads and our rail system as well. We envisage that this should not take more than a couple of days," he said.
"What tends to happen is that the heavy rainfall often leads to farms being water-logged and this could cause problems to cane growth, especially with shoots coming out of the ground," he added.