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India: High supply, low global prices to keep sugar under pressure
DATE 10Sep 2018

India, the second biggest producer of sugar, is likely to surpass Brazil as the world’s top sweetener producer soon. According to analysts, this may happen as recently as next sugar year, which will begin in October. Last year, India produced 32.3 million tonnes sugar and this is expected to go up to 33-35 million tones… Read More »

India: End sweet deal
DATE 10Sep 2018

Neither India’s policy-makers nor its sugar millers and growers is likely to be thrilled at the news that India will likely overtake Brazil as the world’s leading sugar producer next year. Preliminary estimates suggest that, thanks to good monsoons, India’s sugar output will scale to 350-355 lakh tonnes in sugar year 2018-19, surpassing Brazil’s output… Read More »

Pakistan: Growers demand Rs10bn bailout
DATE 10Sep 2018

A recent controversy over the sugar cane rate, water shortages and the withdrawal of a subsidy on vital farm inputs like urea and diammonium phosphate (DAP) have had serious implications for growers. This is why Sindh-based growers have now demanded a bailout package of Rs10 billion. The last federal government of the PML-N gave the… Read More »

Australia: Sweet research partnership drives the future of Australian sugarcane
DATE 10Sep 2018

The Commonwealth government is investing in Sugar Research Australia (SRA), which helps sugarcane growers across Australia. SRA hosted the Commonwealth minister for agriculture, David Littleproud, at its Mackay research station in early September. The visit was an opportunity to show Littleproud the innovative research, development and adoption activities being delivered for Australian sugarcane growers and… Read More »

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 »