For nearly one hundred years the sugar industry has been central to
the Fiji economy, and has been dominated by the Colonial Sugar Refining
Co. Ltd (CSR). After Cession in 1874, government sought to attract capital
to the colony, and CSR responded because it needed raw sugar for its
refineries in Australia and New Zealand. The company had originally hoped
that its mills would be supplied with cane mainly from outside growers,
but initially it was disappointed. Income from cane was too low...[Show more]
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