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Positive results

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, June 09, 2014

EU assistance to the cane farming communities in the country are already starting to produce positive results, says Fairtrade Coordination Unit technical manager Mohammed Habib.

"The strengthening of farmers' associations to enhance supply capacity in sugarcane farming and complementary crops associated to sugarcane farming, and the support to the setting up of fairtrade associations totalling 15,000 members are some of the positive results achieved so far," he said.

Mr Habib added the empowerment of canegrowers and stakeholders was another positive aspect of the EU's assistance program.

More than 25 canegrowers in the Lautoka mill area received training in the technical aspects of farming from the Fairtrade Coordination Unit.

The EU has committed $69million to assist sugarcane growers move into intercropping and improve their cane planting methods.

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