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Sri Lanka: Price hike of sugar not permitted – Finance Ministry
DATE 20Sep 2018

The Ministry of Finance and Media states that price hike of sugar will not be permitted as the international price of sugar has been drastically reduced due to excess sugar in the world market. The import cost of sugar imported to Sri Lanka from the sugar producing countries such as India, Thailand and Brazil has… Read More »

India: Maharashtra sugar output likely to be 10% below estimates
DATE 20Sep 2018

Maharashtra’s sugar production is likely to be 10% lower in the 2018-19 season than the earlier estimates of the government and industry owing to deficient rainfall and incidence of white grub, which are expected to reduce per hectare sugarcane productivity.

Singapore: Beet growers urge EU action against subsidized sugar exports
DATE 20Sep 2018

The International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE) Wednesday urged the EU to take urgent action against subsidized sugar “being dumped on the world market” against the backdrop of what it called an unprecedented crisis in the EU sugar industry.

India: Sugar Mills Will Be Under Lot of Pressure: Siraj Hussain, Former Secretary Of Agriculture
DATE 20Sep 2018

The Cabinet Committee on economic affairs is expected to take series of decisions related to sugarcane farmers and export relaxations on sugar. This may be another landmark announcement by Indian government post raising MSP’s. Is it a desperate measure to relieve stressed sugarcane farmers’? What will be the possible outcomes of the decision?

Zimbabwe: GZU trains sugarcane farmers
DATE 20Sep 2018

Experts in sugarcane farming say smallholder farmers have potential to contribute significantly to the country’s sugarcane yield but need requisite training to increase productivity. As sugarcane farmers move towards increasing the cane yield to 120 tonnes per hectare by 2020 against the current average yield of 76 tonnes per hectare, training has been cited as… Read More »