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Farmers learn how to increase yield on farms

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, July 05, 2014

FIJI does not need to farm on more land to increase cane production, says former Fiji Sugar Corporation CEO Abdul Shamsher.

Speaking to a group of Sigatoka growers who received training on improving yield and farm management last week, Mr Shamsher said the solution lay in how cane was planted.

"The focus of the training that we are providing is to increase yield," Mr Shamsher said.

"And we can easily do this by encouraging farmers to increase the number of stalks they plant per metre and planting dual rows instead of singular as was the practice in the past."

Farmers attending the training said they learnt important skills, which would be utilised in the field.

"We have learnt to increase yield by filling gaps by doing dual row planting," said Harnam Singh from Volivoli in Sigatoka.





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