Fiji Time: 11:48 PM on Tuesday 9 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

FSC clears the air

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation has clarified that while it encourages new farmers to take up sugarcane farming, the institution does not offer start-up packages.

FSC chairman Abdul Khan said after receiving enquiries, the corporation clarified there was no program that offered individuals leased land from the iTaukei Land Trust Board, a home and start-up equipment.

"There is no such program in place, however, we are always willing to help farmers through other initiatives," Mr Khan said.

TLTB general manager Alipate Qetaki said the board knew nothing about the alleged program.

Mr Khan said FSC offered educational courses to individuals interested in becoming sugarcane farmers.

"If someone wants to come into sugarcane farming, FSC is always willing to assist in giving the farmers options in terms of cane transport through our railway systems or lorries.

"We also arrange refresher courses that we always encourage our farmers to join.

"If they are leasing freehold, Crown or iTaukei land, we assist them in utilising the land for the industry and ensure that we get the maximum tonnage."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65570.6367
JPY 55.161052.1610
GBP 0.32590.3179
EUR 0.42090.4089
NZD 0.71710.6841
AUD 0.66690.6419
USD 0.47340.4564

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 9th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen
  2. Ryan: Sunshine ahead
  3. Investigation as nurse falls with baby
  4. Police action
  5. Tuwai ready to cement spot in the team
  6. Media exec, lecturer take up MP roles
  7. Ro Teimumu: Black ribbon is for "country's dying democracy"
  8. System slow moving
  9. CORRECTION
  10. Outage disrupts sitting

Top Stories this Week

  1. 49-year-old man arrested at Nadi airport Wednesday (03 Feb)
  2. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  3. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  4. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  5. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  6. Rape victim speaks out Wednesday (03 Feb)
  7. Running brawl part of journey to Rio Wednesday (03 Feb)
  8. No tattoo on rape suspect Thursday (04 Feb)
  9. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  10. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)