12 Jul 2012

Cane farmers in Fiji's north face tranportation problems

10:35 am on 12 July 2012

Indigenous cane farmers in the north of Fiji say they're worried about harvesting their cane on time as most of them don't own trucks to transport their crop to the mill.

The iTaukei Growers Association co-ordinator, Adi Sivo Ravuwale says the situation has discouraged many iTaukei farmers from harvesting this season.

She says members have already visited truck owners who are also farmers asking to hire their trucks but have been told to wait.