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Important forum

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, May 30, 2014

PARTICIPATING in forums such as the 45th International Sugar Organisation council conference which is in progress in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is important for Fiji, says Prime Minister and Sugar Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama.

In a statement issued by the Information Ministry, he said government and the FSC needed to have a comprehensive understanding of the trajectory of the global sugar markets in order to position Fiji's sugarcane industry for long-term stability and growth.

"Considering the industry's importance to Fiji's economy and to the many thousands of people who depend on it for their livelihood, it is imperative that we actively participate in these forums so that we can stay on top of what's happening in the world of sugar," he said.

The PM added the conference also provided Fiji with the opportunity to learn from other successful sugar-producing countries.

"We need to learn what other countries are doing to see if there are any lessons that we can implement here to boost the reforms already underway."

Under the Sugar Action Plan implemented last year, the industry hopes to increase production from just under two million tonnes to four million tonnes by 2017.








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