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Ministry hails growers

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

CANEgrowers in Koroqaqa, Ba, were lauded by the Sugar Ministry for committing to increase production from 2350 tonnes this season to 5000 tonnes by 2015.

Speaking at an information day held in Ba last week, permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi said the Koroqaqa Cane Farming Project would go a long way to assisting in the increase of cane processing at the Rarawai mill.

"I am told the 2014 pre-crush estimate for Rarawai is 581,500 tonnes from an area of 12,100 hectares with a tonne per hectare of 48," he said.

"The target for the 2015-2016 season is 920,000 tonnes from an area of 14,300 hectares with an estimated tonne per hectare of 64."

Lt-Col Vaniqi said a lot was expected from Koroqaqa growers in terms of their collective contribution to the Rarawai mill.

The sugar industry has implemented a strategic action plan designed to increase cane production from about two million tonnes to four million by 2017.





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