The welfare of our farmers and their involvement is critical as they play a crucial role in the economy.
This was highlighted by the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad during the launch of the Sugarcane Farmers Growers Fund App in Lautoka.
Professor Prasad says he is pleased to launch the app as the Sugarcane Farmers Growers Fund has got a long history and is an integral partner of the industry.
He says the partnership between Sugarcane Farmers Growers Fund, Sugarcane Growers Council, Fiji Sugar Cooperation and the government is important as the industry has faced difficulties in the past few years.
The Acting Prime Minister says the industry is in a state where it needs new thinking, innovation, consultation, dialogue and more participation from the key stakeholders of the industry.
He says farmers require financial assistance to undertake farming activities promptly and he is pleased to know that Sugarcane Farmers Growers Fund is providing that assistance to the farmers.
The App provides a count summary, review of account balance, transactions, and downloading statements, existing members can apply for loans, new customers can apply for loan inquiries, receive news from Sugarcane Farmers Growers Fund and options to lodge complaints.
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