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Philippines: Negros pilot project boosts sugarcane output to 80-100 tons per hectare
DATE 10Sep 2018

The BPI Foundation and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines said that its P10-million partnership has helped boosted sugarcane farming productivity in Negros Occidental from the previous 40 to 60 tons average per hectare to current 80 to 100 tons per hectare. The project, known as Climate-Proofing Agricultural Landscapes (AgriClima) which is now on… Read More »

Greece: Brazil’s sugar exports could drop to 22 million tonnes – industry official
DATE 8Sep 2018

Brazil’s sugar exports are likely to fall 28.6 percent in 2018/19 from a year ago to 22 million tonnes as the South American country trims production of the sweetener to raise ethanol output, a senior industry official said. Brazil’s sugar production in the next season could fall nearly a quarter to 31 million tonnes, said… Read More »

India: Govt. ready to revive Brahmavar Sugar Factory
DATE 8Sep 2018

Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Friday that the State government was ready to take steps to revive the ailing Brahmavar Cooperative Sugar Factory if the farmers in Udupi district were ready to grow sugar cane in ample quantities. Addressing reporters after chairing a review meeting here, Mr. Kumarasawamy said water from the Varahi Irrigation… Read More »

India: Sugar lobby ‘crushes’ MySugar factory
DATE 8Sep 2018

Even though the government is taking all efforts to revive the historical Mysore Sugar (MySugar) factory in Mandya, it is facing a short supply of sugarcane. Thanks to the sugar lobby, all produce is being diverted to private sugar factories.

India: Crude or food-A slippery slope
DATE 8Sep 2018

India imported $110 billion of crude oil last year. With higher oil prices, this year’s import bill will be even higher. Our exports have registered zero growth in the past four years (2014 to 2018), while our imports have surged — not just of oil but also coal, mobiles and gold. No wonder the rupee… Read More »