Fiji Time: 6:44 PM on Saturday 3 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

4000 farmers failed to produce cane

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

FOUR thousand farmers around the country did not produce any cane last year, says Sugar Tribunal Commissioner Timothy Brown.

Speaking at the Committee for Better Utilization of Land (CBUL) meeting in Labasa yesterday, Mr Brown said 12,632 farmers produced about 1.6 million tonnes of sugar last year.

Mr Brown said they would assign 2.9 million tonnes of cane to each contractor who would be issued with a sugarcane contract from the tribunal next year.

"So far, we have 6089 registered growers with the tribunal," he said.

"All the growers who were registered with us have been divided into their sectors and given a total lease area of 126,000 hectares leased under cane.

"The growers have been assigned to grow cane on 70,400 hectares."

Mr Brown said these were areas that could produce cane while others may not be suitable for the purpose.








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
CAD 0.64350.6245
JPY 55.694352.6943
GBP 0.38260.3746
EUR 0.45320.4412
NZD 0.68890.6559
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.48510.4681

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 2nd December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black magic claim
  2. Mum, 24, named top medical student
  3. Tip of the iceberg
  4. Police appeal for information on possible hit and run
  5. Murder not the answer, says judge
  6. Fiji's sleeping public debt nightmares
  7. Standing committee members in heated debate
  8. Exam marks 'out soon'
  9. Minister unhappy with results
  10. Duke award to help enhance teacher skills

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  2. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Report on Rosi Thursday (01 Dec)
  4. Rabuka wants inquiry Sunday (27 Nov)
  5. Churches a 'burden' Sunday (27 Nov)
  6. Man gets 13 years for raping child Tuesday (29 Nov)
  7. Black money Monday (28 Nov)
  8. US woman 'healed' by trip to Fiji Monday (28 Nov)
  9. Teachers raise concerns Thursday (01 Dec)
  10. Rotuma Bill opposed Thursday (01 Dec)