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Singapore: CS Brazil H1 October sugarcane crush down 23% on year, sugar mix record low-survey
DATE 24Oct 2018

The amount of sugarcane crushed in the first half of October in Brazil’s key Center-South region is expected to be 25.05 million mt, down 23% year on year and 9% lower than the previous two-week period, an S&P Global Platts survey of analysts found Tuesday. Industry association UNICA will release its official production figures for… Read More »

Philippines: Solons seek probe of massive sugar importation
DATE 24Oct 2018

The seven-man Makabayan bloc of the House of Representatives is calling for a congressional probe on the proposed massive importation of sugar and its adverse effects on the local sugar industry, particularly on the sugar workers. Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate expressed their group’s serious concern on the proposal of the administration’s Economic… Read More »

Jamaica: Cane farmers back sugar rationalisation
DATE 24Oct 2018

Chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA), Allan Rickards, has welcomed news that the long-overdue rationalisation plan for traditional sugar lands is now with Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw, hailing it as a necessary step in the right direction. “I honest to God agree with and embrace a plan… Read More »

Kenya: Cane poaching-Other sugarcane millers are jealous, Jaswant Rai claims
DATE 24Oct 2018

Rai, appearing before National Assembly Committee on Implementation said his company has done what no other firm has done by paying cane farmers promptly. “I am a victim of jealousy because I pay farmers for their sugarcane within seven days while other millers take months or even years to pay the farmers. We must think… Read More »

Pakistan: Farmer’s rights to be ensured during sugarcane crushing season
DATE 24Oct 2018

Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ayub Khan on Tuesday said that farmers’ rights and interests would be ensured during current crushing season of sugarcane. He said this while chairing a meeting held at Committee Room of Commissioner Office to review the purchase of sugarcane during current crushing season. The meeting reviewed various important issued related to the… Read More »