A PROMINENT Tavua canegrower has voiced concerns that after the 2014 elections, current reforms in the sugar industry could be reversed.
Arvind Singh, a Tagitagi cane farmer, said the government had done a remarkable job in turning the industry around within two years.
He called on the government to remain for at least another four years to ensure reforms were continued and implemented.
"We have all seen the improvements to the industry," he said.
"In the past, growers and stakeholders such as the Fiji Sugar Corporation could not sit down like this and discuss things amicably.
"The political influences at the time made it difficult for us to do so.
"But now, through this government and the courage of our Prime Minister, this industry is slowly but surely finding its feet again.
"However, our concern is if we go to elections and another government comes in, then we could go back to square one."
Farmers participating in the consultations expressed agreement, many saying the reforms had brought about positive developments.
Mr Singh said a new government would bring with it new ideas and derail the progress the current administration had achieved despite natural disasters and financial constraints.
Sugar industry stakeholders that participated in the forum said Mr Singh's views were noted and would be presented to the Ministry of Sugar in due course.