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Philippines: Infrastructure projects seen attracting sugarcane workers
DATE 1Mar 2018

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) on Wednesday said sugarcane workers could take up construction jobs as the government steps up spending for big-ticket infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program. “Some planters are having a hard time harvesting because the cane cutters in almost all milling districts are affected by the Build, Build, Build,”… Read More »

BRAZIL: Sugarcane Crush 2018-19 Will Be Larger And Focus On Ethanol
DATE 1Mar 2018

The 2018-19 sugarcane crush in Brazil will be larger and produce more ethanol than the 2017-2018 crop, which is heading toward its end, according to analysts interviewed by Agência CMA. Although projections still depend on the February and March rains, the specialists bet on a 2%-5% increase in sugarcane crush, with ethanol claiming 58% of… Read More »

Nigeria: Kogi state to start production of biofuel, signs MoU with NNPC
DATE 1Mar 2018

The Kogi State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC for the production of biofuel using cassava and sugarcane. NNPC while signing the MoU in its Abuja headquaters, announced plans of establishing biofuel filling stations nationwide in order to serve vehicles powered by the commodity. The Kogi State… Read More »

India: India’s sugar output expected to rise to record 29.2 million tonnes – dealers
DATE 1Mar 2018

India’s sugar production is likely to rise to a record 29.2 million tonnes in the 2017/18 season, up nearly 12 percent from a previous estimate as Maharashtra’s output could more than double, according to a survey of global and local dealers. The higher-than-expected output could pressure local prices and force the world’s second-biggest sugar producer… Read More »

Netherlands: Increase in sugar beet cultivation
DATE 1Mar 2018

The cultivation area for sugar beets in the Netherlands grew by 21 percent in just one year, from nearly 71 thousand ha in 2016 to over 85 thousand ha in 2017. Sugar beet production and the number of holdings rose as well, according to definitive figures taken from the Agricultural Census as well as arable… Read More »