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FSC Urges Farmers To Discuss Their Issues With The Corporation

Fiji Sugar Corporation says it is not aware of irrigation issues allegedly being faced by sugarcane farmers as it has not been brought to FSC’s attention. FSC executive chairman, Abdul
05 May 2015 09:33
FSC Urges Farmers To Discuss Their Issues With The Corporation

Fiji Sugar Corporation says it is not aware of irrigation issues allegedly being faced by sugarcane farmers as it has not been brought to FSC’s attention.

FSC executive chairman, Abdul Khan, says if the cane farmers do have irrigation issues, these should be discussed with the FSC.

“I suggest they discuss their issue with us so that we can provide them with the necessary advice,” he said.

Meanwhile, as the cane processing season approaches, many farmers are now preparing for the harvest.

Cane farmer, Ashok Kumaran Goundar, of Yako in Nadi is now preparing for the biggest season of the year on his land.

“We will first have meetings where a committee will be formed amongst the landowners who have planted cane,” he said.

“We will hire cane cutters and decide on the rate of payment per tonne based on the budget.

“Before cane is cut, FSC field officer will come and conduct brixing of the canes in the fields.

“The brixing of cane will decide which cane to cut first and this information is relayed to the grower.

“We will then pay some money to the cutters to purchase gears which they will require for the cutting season.”

In addition to the cane cutters, the cane processing season will also see employment creation for loading the cane on the truck and lorry drivers who will be paid for the movement of cane.

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