Thursday, March 15, 2007

Fiji and the future of sugar?

from w
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.


Pandabonium said...

Sugar has been/still is such an exploitive industry around the world and produces an unhealthy product as well. It would be wonderful to see some alternatives replace it.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure we could have some roti and puri made of cassava just like the new cassava, kumala and uto chips being marketed by Flour Mills of Fiji. Oh by the way, this is one company that really believes in downsizing servings. The size of their cassava (chips) sticks is really just like eating air ...... almost nothing to munch on! Same with their new "Hungry Yaar" noodles. Their biscuits are just hard like rock too!