Sugar is the second largest contributor for Fiji economy. The harvesting season normally starts in May and finishes in December. Once cane is harvested new cane is planted or the same roots are used for the next crop. The photos give some idea of how things are done.
A month old sugarcane
7 to 8 months old
After 10 months - ready for harvest
Cane being burnt for ease of harvesting (when the farm has not been maintained resulting in the cane getting entangled and growth of weed)
Harvested cane loaded on rail cart
Rail carts transported to the sugar mill
Harvested cane also transported to sugar mill using trucks
Farm after harvest
A short video of a burning cane field. Video also shows harvested cane from some other farm being transported to the sugar mill using rail cart.