Fiji's sugar industry to buy Australian harvesters | Pacific Beat

Fiji's sugar industry to buy Australian harvesters

Fiji's sugar industry to buy Australian harvesters

Updated 12 November 2012, 18:05 AEST

A group of leaders from Fiji's sugar industry are in Australia looking to buy up old mechanical harvesters.

Their aim is to revolutionise their own struggling sugar industry by phasing out cane cutting by hand.

Fiji produces two million tonnes of cane a year, and most of it is still cut by field workers.

One of the visiting group is the Chairman of South Pacific Fertilizers Limited, John May.

Marty McCarthy met Mr May at the Giru Mill, north of Bowen on the Central Queensland coast.

Presenter: Marty McCarthy

Speaker:John May, Chairman of South Pacific Fertilizers Limited

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