Fiji is a member of the International Sugar Organization (ISO) together with other sugar producing countries around the globe. International Sugar Organization focuses on supporting and improving world sugar markets through exchange of knowledge and experiences amongst the eighty seven (87) member countries.
To facilitate the exchange and sharing of knowledge and experiences, the International Sugar Council Meetings are held twice a year. Fiji as a member of the ISO has been actively participating and contributing to the ISO Seminars and Council Meetings each year.
Fiji was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Council for the year 2020-2021 and had been elected as the Chairman for the 2021-2022 during the 58th ISO Council Meeting hosted (virtually) by Colombia.
Ministry of Sugar Industry organized and hosted the ISO conference at Tanoa Waterfront, Lautoka from 16th – 17th August, 2022. The event was held for two days whereby it was attended by all the stakeholders of the Sugar Industry and there were participants from various Ministries and other organizations. The meeting type was hybrid, virtually for international participants and face to face for the local delegates.
“As decision makers, we need to work together to maintain and improve sugarcane yields despite these here and now impacts on our growers”. This statement was made by Honourable Prime Minister, Mr. Frank Bainimarama while opening the 60th International Sugar Organsaition Council Meeting and Workshop at Tanoa Waterfront on 16th August, 2022.
To read more of Hon. Prime Minister’s speech, please click on https://bit.ly/3C8mrwP
Our vision is to create a modern, economically viable and sustainable sugar industry in Fiji.
To ensure the successful implementation of sugar cane reforms and ensure timely, effective and efficient delivery of services to relevant stakeholders for a viable sugarcane industry.