THE impact of climate change is also being felt by cane farmers, says Sugar Cane Growers Council CEO Sundresh Chetty.
He said climate change had in a way also affected the productivity of the cane, prompting a meeting between Ba farmers and SCGC officials this week.
"Climate change is an issue for the farmers, the distribution of rainfall is something that the growers don't like," said Mr Chetty.
"There are a lot of rain from October to January and then it gradually decreases later on.
"This affects land preparation, especially during the next planting window in October.
"Farmers have been advised that during land preparation, they need to follow the right procedure of land preparation, they need to plant right varieties at the period of time.
"Because of sufficient rain, it is conducive to the growth of cane."
Mr Chetty said another concern raised by growers was the type of crops being harvested.
"There have been some concerns on the type of crops or the yield that they are getting.
"We have formalised an action plan where we want to see the yield for cane is improved from the current level.
"The growers gradually want to know what best can be done to improve their yield, cane quality and cane weight where we organised a meeting with the experts from the Sugar Research and the technical staff from FSC," he said.