Philippines: Sugar sector stakeholders oppose direct importation plan
DATE 12Sep 2018

The sugar sector has expressed opposition to a proposal for open importation of sugar by industrial users. In a recent news conference, Jose Maria Montinola of the Victorias Planters Association said the proposal for direct sugar importation was made by the Economic Development Cluster to address rising inflation in the country. “Why include sugar when… Read More »

USA: Increased production, sale of hydrous ethanol continue in Brazil
DATE 11Sep 2018

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane mills in the country’s south-central region sold 1.34 billion liters (353.99 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of August, up 20.32 percent when compared to the same period of last year. Mills in the south-central region processed 33.56 million tons of sugarcane during the… Read More »

India: Uttar Pradesh to ensure sugar arrears payment before October 20
DATE 11Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh will ensure that the entire sugarcane arrears of little less than Rs 100 billion, accruing to the state’s farmers from 2017-18, would be paid before October 20. This comes on the back of a recent announcement of a package by the state government, sugarcane minister Suresh Rana said.

Pakistan: Punjab assures farmers of support
DATE 11Sep 2018

Punjab Minister for Agriculture Malik Nouman Ahmad Langrial has said that the provincial government will not leave sugarcane farmers in the lurch this year.

Ghana: Komenda Sugar Factory Could Work In 12 Months
DATE 11Sep 2018

The Chief Executive Officer of Perrilines Ltd, a Cape Coast firm contracted to haul sugarcane for the Komenda Sugar Factory, Perry Mensah, has asked government to commit resources to the factory, saying that is the only way to revive the dormant factory. He expressed optimism that if government shows commitment to the factory by pumping… Read More »