Fiji Time: 6:49 PM on Tuesday 7 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Apply for the grant

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ABOUT 100 farmers in Lomawai near Sigatoka were encouraged to apply for a stake in government's $8.4million grant and to improve production at a meeting yesterday.

Sugar Cane Growers Council chief executive officer Sundresh Chetty said because of the global challenges to the sugar industry, the onus was on farmers to improve production to drive down costs to aid in improving the industry's competitiveness.

"The government has done its bit by supporting the industry through some very trying times and the FSC has improved milling, now it is up to you to improve production and yield per hectare," he said.

FSC extension services manager Samuela Railoa said the dismal performance last season shouldn't be repeated.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 59.223756.2237
GBP 0.30630.2983
EUR 0.43280.4208
CNY 2.99262.8926
NZD 0.72210.6891
AUD 0.64160.6166
USD 0.48080.4638

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 7th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Expat dies in accident
  2. Nasi Dredre Ga: Story behind the song
  3. 15s debut
  4. Team probes 'killer' trees
  5. Another gold medal
  6. Players fight for 15s team spots
  7. Minister revokes Land Transport Authority board appointments
  8. PM: No referendum
  9. Land deal
  10. University shelves new campus plans, increases leased space

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  2. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  3. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)
  4. 'Please do not give' Thursday (02 Jul)
  5. Lal remains in exile Thursday (02 Jul)
  6. 7s exodus Friday (03 Jul)
  7. Born to run, Naholo's sacrifice pays off Monday (06 Jul)
  8. Expat dies in accident Tuesday (07 Jul)
  9. Stay out Saturday (04 Jul)
  10. Gay marriages not a 'priority' Friday (03 Jul)