13 Jul 2017

Fiji govt looks to inject youth into sugar industry

From , 3:03 pm on 13 July 2017

The Fiji Government wants to see young farmers coming into the sugar industry.

It has set up a New Farmer Assistance programme to give a leg up to those interested in coming into the industry.

But at least one grower and a representative of the industry at Rakiraki, Pushp Dass, told Don Wiseman, it won't work.

He explained the nature of the offer the government is making.

A sugar cane field in Fiji.

A sugar cane field in Fiji. Photo: RNZI/ Sally Round