ABOUT US

THE COUNCIL
LOCATION & SPREAD

Members are spread in the cane belt areas of the two main islands. (Viti Levu and Vanua Levu), that are situated in the flats of these islands. For Viti Levu this is the very Western and Northern border of the island and for Vanua Levu the North Western part of the island as indicated with arrows on the map. 

The Sugar Industry is the most important primary sector in Fiji. The industry immensely contributes towards the gross domestic product and employs 25 percent of the active work force in Fiji

The Sugar Cane Growers Council is the peak organization representing the interest of all cane growers of Fiji. It was established under the Sugar Industry Act. No 8 in 1984 to protect and further the interest of all registered cane growers of Fiji.

In 2013 there were 12,632 active growers who produced 1,610,347 tonnes of sugar cane: 3,771 active growers in Lautoka, 4,275 in Rarawai, 3,375 in Labasa and 1,211 in Penang mill areas.

VISSION

To be the pro-active grower representative organization, that strives to serve the interest of the cane growers of Fiji.

The Sugar Cane Growers Council is committed to providing effective representation, leadership and services to the cane growers in order to secure long term viability for them in the industry.

  • To effectively represent the interest of the cane growers as stakeholders in all aspects of the industry.

 

  • To actively pursue and encourage the development of a sustainable and viable sugar industry.

 

  • To take necessary measures to provide services to the cane growers to better facilitate their cane farming activities.

 

  • To explore ways and means to reducing cost and increasing productivity and yields for the cane growers through better utilization of their existing resources and adopting best practice methods which would encourage and facilitate this.

 

  • To conduct research and collect data in respect of cane farming activities and other related areas.

 

  • To inform and educate the cane growers and the community on the issues relating to cane farming and the industry.

 

  • To represent the growers and make investment on their behalf in areas related to the activities of cane growing and sugar manufacture.

 

  • To participate actively and maintain a strong interest in the marketing of our sugar and to keep the cane growers well informed of developments, market-related issues and trends in the international markets.

 

  • To represent growers interest, both collectively and individually on matters relating to cane farming and their obligations to the industry and seek redress for their legitimate grievances through the appropriate authorities.

COUNCIL PROFILE

The Sugar Industry is the most important primary sector in Fiji. The industry immensely contributes towards the gross domestic product and employs 25 percent of the active work force in Fiji

The Sugar Cane Growers Council is the peak organization representing the interest of all cane growers of Fiji. It was established under the Sugar Industry Act. No 8 in 1984 to protect and further the interest of all registered cane growers of Fiji.

In 2013 there were 12,632 active growers who produced 1,610,347 tonnes of sugar cane: 3,771 active growers in Lautoka, 4,275 in Rarawai, 3,375 in Labasa and 1,211 in Penang mill areas.

MISSION
GOALS