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Chaudhry: Decision not surprising

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, September 21, 2017

THE National Farmers Union says the Fiji Sugar Corporation's decision to revise cane production down to 1.8 million tonnes instead of the 2.1m forecast at the start of this season was not surprising.

Union general secretary and former prime minister, Mahendra Chaudhry, said climate change was a well-known reality that should have been factored in, along with other considerations, when making estimates at the start of the season.

"They should already know about the weather, so they really cannot blame the weather for the reduction in crop size," he said.

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