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EU Funds North Workshop

Wailevu sugarcane farmer, Mohammed Hanif, was grateful to be one of the 10 farmers’ leaders chosen at a workshop in Labasa on Wednesday. It was organised by the Fairtrade Co-ordination
07 Nov 2014 10:06
EU Funds North Workshop

Wailevu sugarcane farmer, Mohammed Hanif, was grateful to be one of the 10 farmers’ leaders chosen at a workshop in Labasa on Wednesday.

It was organised by the Fairtrade Co-ordination Unit, in partnership with the Labasa Cane Producers Association, to help sugarcane farmers increase their production yield.

The three–day workshop for sugarcane farmers in Labasa was funded by the European Union.

“It is a beneficial opportunity because I actually get to advise others and reach out to them in terms of what I have learned during the workshop together with my experiences as a cane farmer,” Mr Hanif said

“The workshop has taught me the role of how to be a better leader and the importance of imparting information of what to do to in order to help farmers.”

Mohammed Hanif is the same impressive individual responsible for producing 1825 tonnes of cane in this year’s sugarcane crushing period.

So it is no surprise he was chosen to be a farmers’ leader to reach out to more than 300 farmers in the North.

Meanwhile, the unit’s executive manager, Mohammed Habib, told the workshop participants they were looking at an advisory system which provides guidance to sugar cane farmers.

“We elected ten farmers based on their leadership and communication skills during the workshop. It is their job to go and reach out to the rest of the farmers,” Mr Habib said.

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