Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says plans have been taking shape since the start of the year for creating new developments and income in agriculture.
Rabuka says similarly, they are moving to revitalise the sugar industry that had come close to collapse and the main initiative at the moment is to finish preparation of a draft strategic plan to increase production and efficiency.
He says it should be ready by the end of the month.
Rabuka further says consultations with farmers were held in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu to listen to concerns and find solutions.
The Prime Minister adds they have announced a price for sugar cane this year of $85 per tonne.
He says depending on production this could lead to approximately $139 million being shared among 10,872 farmers.
Rabuka highlighted that initial discussions are taking place about establishing an ethanol plant.
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