Canegrowers ought to work with all stakeholders to make sure the success of the 2022 crushing season.
The assertion was made by Sugar Cane Growers Council CEO Vimal Dutt as farmers throughout the nation put together for the brand new harvesting season set to start later this month.
“I’m urging our growers to work collectively in order that we are able to have a profitable season,” he mentioned.
“We have to work collectively in order that we are able to get our cane to the mills on time and produce sufficient sugar for our markets.
“We have to help one another wherever doable.”
In keeping with the Fiji Sugar Company, the 2021 crushing season produced 1.41 million tonnes of cane in contrast with 1.73m tonnes in 2020.
The miller additionally recorded a tonne cane to tonne sugar (TCTS) ratio of 10.5 for the 2021 season in contrast with 11 to 38 for 2020.
FSC revealed that 79,996 tonnes of sugar and 38,000 tonnes of molasses have been exported in 2021 with a income of $66.5 million.
In keeping with the company, 40 per cent of cane transported to the three mills was burnt.