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Talks yield positive outcome

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, March 21, 2014

UNCERTAINTY about the cane quality payment system and transport problems were the main issues raised by growers at consultations held in the Western Division over the past three weeks.

Industry representatives said the issues would be addressed after further talks with stakeholders.

The growers said apart from the two issues, they were happy with the government's integrated approach to take the industry forward which was already reaping positive results.

Sugar Cane Growers Council CEO Sundresh Chetty said the message from the growers across the division during consultations was positive.

"The farmers are happy with the way sugar industry stakeholders are meeting with them on a regular basis and keeping them informed of the latest developments in the industry," he said.

"They feel like they are actively involved and many have asked why this approach was not done before."

Representatives from the council, FSC, Sugar Cane Growers Fund, Sugar Research Institute of Fiji and Sugar Industry Tribunal are in the process of meeting the farmers in the division to discuss developments and to hear of issues they face.





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