According to the media reports, sugarcane farmers in Fiji are still burning sugarcane before sending the cane to the mill. The Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) is worried over the practice and has raised concern about this as it affects the quality of the sugar produced in the mill.
The burnt cane requires more chemicals and treatment during the processing of the sugar. The practice also impacts the soil quality of the fields that impacts the next sowing season.
As per Fbcnews.Com, Prema Naidu, acting chief executive of Sugar Research Institute, Fiji said that this is causing problems in the milling process increasing the production cost of the sugar. The burnt cane requires additives to extract sugar from the raw material.
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