Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
10th August 2012: Fiji’s Ambassador to Brazil Mr. Cama Tuiloma has been meeting with key stakeholders in Brazils Sugar Industry to explore how Brazil can help Fiji’s sugar industry. Brazil is the world’s largest sugarcane producer responsible for 35% of global production. Cane fields cover about eight (8) million hectares or 2.5% of the country’s arable land.
Ambassador Tuiloma first visited the Sugarcane Technology Centre (CTC) where he met the Business Director New Technologies, Mr. Robson Cintra de Freitas. During Talks the CTC expressed its willingness to assist Fiji’s Sugar Industry. Since 1969, CTC has excelled in developing technologies for the production and processing of sugar cane in Brazil.
Ambassador Tuiloma also visited the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) where he met with UNICA’s Institutional Relations Coordinator, Ms Luana Maia. UNICA is the leading sugarcane industry association in Brazil. It has more than 130 member companies that represent over 50% of the ethanol and 60% of the sugar produced in Brazil.
In an effort to explore ethanol production Ambassador Tuiloma visited Dedini SA Industrias de Base, the Brazilian company that builds ethanol mills and met with the Export Superintendent, Mr. Francisco Guapo de Almeida and General Export Manager, Sugar and Ethanol Division, Mr. Jose R.A. Pigati. Discussion was very positive resulting in an offer by Dedini to assist Fiji.
(Photo caption: Mr. Camiz, Mr Cintra, Ambassador, Mr. Finguerut)
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