Fiji’s sugar industry loses $200m due to cyclones since 2016

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said that the severe cyclone seasons in 2016 and 2020 resulted in lowering cane production capacity by one-third which has cost the sugar industry more than $200m damage.

The decline was mainly due to the crop losses and damage caused to mills and other infrastructure, said the Minister for the Sugar Industry.

Fiji is pressing for climate action, said Bainimarama while addressing the International Sugar Organization workshop.

“The leaders of cane growers should focus on cutting the carbon emissions as they are responsible for storms, rising seas and changing weather patterns that are affecting cane production,” Bainimarama further added.


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