International Sugar Journal

Fiji – Sugar industry facing great difficulty in attracting young cane growers [Full subscriber]

Enticing new and young sugarcane farmers into the industry amidst the backdrop of an ageing workforce remains one of the most significant issues facing the sector, according to the Fiji Times.

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Fiji – Growers guaranteed cane price of US$41 per tonne [Full subscriber]

In an effort to support the livelihoods of Fijians in the sugar industry, the Government has provided a three-year minimum guaranteed cane price of FJ$85 (US$41) per tonne.

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Fijian cane growers lose out as Nestlé stops buying Fairtrade sugar [Full subscriber]

Nestlé’s UK KitKat brand has decided that it will cease purchase of Fairtrade sugar. The move will impact 16,000 Fijian sugar farmers who stand to lose nearly US$12 million in annual sugar sales and Fairtrade premiums.

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Fiji – Cane industry a lifeline for relatives of growers made jobless through hospitality sector shutdown amidst Covid-19 outbreak [Full subscriber]

The Sugarcane Growers Council (SGC)says many children and relatives of sugarcane farmers who were working in hotels and resorts are now totally relying on cane income, according to local press reports.

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Fiji – Cane growers diversifying to remain competitive [Full subscriber]

Due to declining competitiveness of cane production amidst the loss of preferential access to the profitable EU market, in particular, cane growers are diversifying to maintain some level of profitability, according to doctoral research by Amar Singh. 

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Fiji – Input subsidies for cane growers from the government [Full subscriber]

Sugarcane growers in Fiji will continue to benefit from the government’s grant towards the cost of fertilizers and herbicides, according to local press reports.

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Fiji – Cane sugar sector granted US$29 million by the government in the 2018/19 budget [Full subscriber]

The Fijian government has allocated FJ$62.3 million (US$29.1 million) in the 2018-2019 budget to support the sugar sector and the running of the Ministry of Sugar Industry, according to local press reports.

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Fiji’s sugar sector gets US$1 million from India for agricultural equipment [Registered]

India has given Fiji just over $US1 million to buy new sugarcane farming machinery and equipment.

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Coca-Cola, Ferrero and Bacardi support growers to produce cane sustainably [Registered]

In a perception management drive, several big brands have visibly embarked on sourcing sustainably produced cane for their end products.

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Fiji to get €11 million from EU for sugar sector development [Registered]

The European Union has indicated it would provide an additional €11 million (FJ$22.6m) assistance to the sugar sector, according to local press reports.

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