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PM to launch cane industry WebGIS Portal

November 12, 2014 6:04 pm

Prime Minister and Minister for Sugar, Voreqe Bainimarama will launch the Sugar Cane Industry WebGIS Portal in Lautoka tonight.

The digitisation of cane farms and the capturing of all data in the WebGIS portal will enable access a number of features including geographical location of cane farm, cane access road used by each cane farm and area under cane.

The WebGIS Project will enable the Fiji Sugar Corporation and sugar industry to view and analyse the performance of individual growers, sectors and sugar mills.

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Apart from Australia and New Zealand, Fiji is the only country in the region to have conducted a detailed survey of this type.

In Fiji, it is the first such project to demarcate cane areas, classify cane varieties and age and during crush can provide live crushing plot with colour coding to reflect tonnage harvested.

This GIS project provides great value to the FSC, sugar industry and government in terms of providing accurate cane and sugar production estimates as compared to previously.

On the basis of the statistics tab available on the GIS Portal, it will enable users to evaluate and analyse the performance of the growers, the sectors and the sugar mills.

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