Thursday, March 15, 2007
Fiji and the future of sugar?
There seems to be too many problems in the sugar industry that even Mahend cannot solve!
Will The Europeans give a grant or loan to help?
Will the Indian specialists help fix the mills?
Are the farmers sufficiently rewarded for their hard work as it seems to me to be little money for their effort.
If the sugar industry cannot survive, what crops can take its place? The soil is so rich in Fiji that so many things can grow and both Viti Levu and Vanua Levu could become the foodbasket for some of the needs of the world. Intensive vegetable and fruit farms, timber, kura, even sandalwood are possibilities. In my opinion Fiji does not need to import so much food when the land resources are so rich. Instead of importing flour, there must be substitute crops to make your roti and bread.