Canefarmers return to idle land

Koronubu cane growers Maika Ranitu (left) Apolosi Digo and Aisake Ratu say they are glad to be back in the cane game. Picture FELIX CHAUDHARY

THE sugar industry at its peak in the ’90s used to boast about 24,500 farmers producing between 3 and 4 million tonnes of cane on about 70,000 hectares of land. However, due to a variety of reasons, the number of growers and the amount of production has been in decline since then. Today, the number […]

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