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Machines way forward

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, March 31, 2014

SUGAR Cane Growers Council CEO Sundresh Chetty says funding is an important factor in the mechanisation process of the sugar industry.

Mr Chetty said the mechanisation of the transport and harvesting sectors was a way forward for the growers.

"In Fiji, we have a major problem of labour shortage, so through the sugar industry action plan, we have discussed mechanising the industry and we are moving towards that," he said.

"There'll be some trials carried out this season to establish the actual cost of this process.

"With the funding made available through some donor agencies, we are looking forward to seeing that we get some funding in this respect and only through that we will be able to achieve all of this."

Mr Chetty said the decision by the FSC to bring in two mechanical harvesters was also a positive move for the growers.








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