PROJECTS approved by the Rarawai Penang Cane Producers Association's general assembly last March will continue as normal.
Association president Gyan Singh said: "Despite the unannounced audit that was conducted by Flo Cert — the inspection and certification body for Fairtrade — earlier this month and the non-conformities that were found, all projects that were approved last year will continue.
"These include the drainage and bulldozing projects which directly benefit cane growers in our area."
However, a pension scheme established by the association last year for growers aged 70 years and older was suspended after the first year budget of $250,000 set aside for the scheme was depleted in its first four months.
Mr Singh said initial estimates were that 200 growers would receive pensions of $100 a month. However, this blew out to more than 680, making the scheme unsustainable.