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Vanua Levu are demanding they be provided with televisions and radios in their camp if they're hired to cut cane during the harvesting season. The situation has led to some farmers hesitating to hire these labourers because they demand too much.
This is after some farmers in the north said securing labourers was still a challenge. The situation has forced most farmers to hire villagers from as far as Cakaudrove and Bua costing them a lot of money. "Government understand that harvesting of
Vanua Levu will harvest their cane next week, says the National Farmers Union president Surendra Lal. With crushing expected to start next Friday, Mr Lal said farmers would harvest a few days before to supply cane to the mill for the crushing day. We
Sugar Cane Growers Council and will replace it with a new organisation with fewer members. Sugar permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi said the changes would take place soon. He also revealed that the future of sugar institutions
However, Fiji Sugar Corporation executive chairman Abdul Khan disputed this figure saying the theoretical value would be around $75 million over the said period...This means that at least 40 per cent of the cane delivered to mills is wasted, he said.
Rakiraki remains idle and government is urging farmers and landowners to seriously consider putting to productive use the 3943 hectares of vacant land in the region. At Wednesday's cane seed nursery opening in Yaqara Pastoral Farm at Caboni, Togovere,
India in terms of maintaining and sustaining a viable sugar industry. These were the words of Sugar permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi on his return from the International Sugar Organisation meeting that was held there. Lt-Col
UK farmers enjoy boom despite economic slowdown UK farming suffered a slump 10 years ago with outbreaks of BSE and foot-and-mouth disease Britain's farmers have said they are enjoying a boom in business in spite of the economic downturn. It comes as
In a government statement the ministry said it is unfortunate that politicians such as Fiji Labour Party leader and NFU general secretary Mahendra Chaudhry have again engaged in gutter politics and misinformation simply to win political favour with
And the planned implementation of a cane quality payment system has been deferred until next year. This was revealed by FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan to The Fiji Times yesterday. Mr Khan revealed the forecast price for the 2012 season would be