Takitaki Issue 14

“Fiji’s sugar production has fallen from a peak of 341,000mt in 2000 to 167,000mt in 2012. This situation is now further aggravated by the end of the EU sugar re-gime which has provided a guaranteed quota and a stable price (which in average was over twice the international price) for more than 30 years to Fiji.The EU is very aware of this situation and is providing some assistance in the framework of its pro-gramme the Accompanying Measures for the Sugar Protocol, whereby assistance is provided to the farmers and their families in order to cushion the impacts of the EU reform.


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