Fiji Time: 12:17 PM on Tuesday 31 March

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.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A star is born
  2. An experience of a lifetime
  3. Players share winning prize
  4. Title defence
  5. One-off payout
  6. FNPF: Scheme review
  7. Fire destroys house, family homeless
  8. 4000 in need of accommodation
  9. Authority wins praises
  10. Free milk initiative

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rape on duty Wednesday (25 Mar)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  4. Champions Monday (30 Mar)
  5. Fiji 7s inspires college in win Wednesday (25 Mar)
  6. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  7. 'Ruthless' Sunday (29 Mar)
  8. Key to new home Thursday (26 Mar)
  9. $8k fortnightly income Thursday (26 Mar)
  10. Road accidents claim five lives over the weekend Monday (30 Mar)