First you must register with the SIFB at one of its sub-offices. You must bring along all notarial documents relating to the plot of land. A SIFB card will then be issued to you. This card must be presented when you enter into contract with the miller, a cooperative society or a middleman.
The contract contains clauses pertaining to the delivery of canes and the allocation of sugar and by-products and other related issues. It is binding on both planter and miller. Contracts must be signed by the 31st May in any crop year.
If you are unable to sign the contract before the 31st May then you must call at the Control Board, Reduit, where, on presentation of your SIFB card for the current crop, a " late" permit will be issued to you free of charge. This permit will enable you to into enter into contract within a period of 15 days.