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India: DKS intervenes, Sugarcane farmers withdraw protests
DATE 24Nov 2018

Sugarcane farmers, who were staging an indefinite protest, withdrew their agitation on Friday after Water Resource Minister D K Shivakumar, assured them that the state government was committed to protecting their interests.

Uganda: Sugar imports from UG double in ten months
DATE 24Nov 2018

Sugar imports from Uganda grew 97 percent in the 10 months to October resulting from surplus stocks in the neighbouring country. Regulatory data shows the volumes jumped to 52,827 tonnes last month from 26,800 tonnes in the same period last year. This is a huge contrast from last year when Kenya did not get much… Read More »

India: Australia promises not to step up sugar war
DATE 24Nov 2018

Australia will not intensify its sugar war with India despite its farms and mills facing closure because of Indian subsidies as it looks to build a larger strategic relationship with the country. “WTO disputes happen between friendly nations. Australia and Canada have disputes over wine. But that does not stop two mature nations from talking… Read More »

Fiji: Vegnathan’s presence to boost sugar industry
DATE 24Nov 2018

The policies and awareness of the sugar industry will be further strengthened through the appointment of the Assistant Minister for the Sugar Ministry. Permanent Secretary, Yogesh Karan says George Vegnathan’s expertise will benefit the Industry particularly in the Northern Division. Vegnathan says he is eager to serve the sugarcane farming communities. “I will ensure that… Read More »

Uganda: From ‘bitter’ Sugar Bill to ‘sweet’ Sugar Act, thank you Parliament
DATE 24Nov 2018

The Parliament of Uganda delivered a land mark victory by passing the Sugar Act to streamline the affairs of the sugar industry. The Sugar Bill 2016 had bitter clauses/areas and if were to be passed into law, the Ugandan cane farmer would have been rendered ‘a slave’ to the sugar barons. The contentious issues addressed… Read More »