Sugar industry web-based application launched

The Field Information System (FIS) is a web-based application that provides a common database for Fiji Sugar Corporation and sugar industry partners. Picture: FT FILE

A NEW web-based application to assist the sugar industry has been launched.

The Field Information System (FIS) is a web-based application that provides a common database for Fiji Sugar Corporation and sugar industry partners and enables individual sugarcane farmers to be registered in the system through the recording of farm details and other relevant information such as cane production, harvesting and cane payments.

According to a press statement by SPC, the system will also contain data on sugarcane growers’ field information, including pre-crush estimates, targets and achievements, drainage, soil and leaf tests and meteorological information, and will provide a Geographic Information System (GIS) interface for GIS data.

The FIS was developed through the European Union (EU) funded Fairtrade Associations Capacity Building and Farm Advisory Services Support project, in collaboration with IT Galax Solutions.

The Fairtrade project is being implemented by SPC and is focused on improving farm advisory services for sugarcane farmers.

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