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New Cane Harvesters For Friendly North

Labasa Cane Producers Association has invested $635,000 to bring two harvesters from India. These machines arrived in Labasa yesterday. Labasa Cane Producers Association acting executive manager and environment officer Ravneel
02 Apr 2017 11:00
New Cane Harvesters  For Friendly North
Sugarcane fields

Labasa Cane Producers Association has invested $635,000 to bring two harvesters from India.

These machines arrived in Labasa yesterday.

Labasa Cane Producers Association acting executive manager and environment officer Ravneel Raj said one harvester was for Labasa and the other for Seaqaqa farmers.

“We had this in our plan last year but due to some arrangement consuming a lot of time there was a bit of a delay,” Mr Raj said.

“It took almost 45 days for the shipment of these machines from India to Vanua Levu.

“Our farmers had often raised with us the need to bring more harvesters because many are still facing labour shortage problem.”

“These two machines in two different locations would surely assist a large of farmers and ease their burden.”

Meanwhile, Mr Raj has revealed that this year some of their development plans were to continue with the pre-harvesting assistance, weedicide subsidiary and death benefits.

“We had done the above before and we wish to continue this year,” he said.

“This has been discussed during the annual general meeting attended by 100 delegates this week.”

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