Greece: MSM starts break bulk shipping of refined sugar
DATE 30Apr 2019

MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd has commenced its first maiden break bulk shipping of refined sugar from MSM Johor to China, exporting 7,000 tonnes of refined sugar. Fully commissioned in November 2018, MSM Johor provides an avenue for the group to support domestic demand and further ramp up its export sales at a competitive pricing due… Read More »

Kenya: Farmers want cane millers to increase prices
DATE 29Apr 2019

Sugarcane farmers now want millers to adjust cane prices upwards beginning from next month. The farmers union national Treasurer Stephen Naruba said cane farmers across the country continue to invest huge amounts in sustaining the crop in their farms with little returns to show for the efforts. “This time round, the millers have no reason… Read More »

Kenya: Release report on Task Force- demands farmers
DATE 29Apr 2019

Farmers have asked Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri to make public findings of a task force appointed to look into ways of addressing challenges facing the sugar sub-sector. The CS co-chaired the team with Kakamega governor Wycliff Oparanya. Other members included Migori governor Okoth Obado and his Kisumu counterpart Anyang’ Nyong’o.Three farmers’ organisation accused the CS… Read More »

India: Sugarcane farmers at the end of their tether
DATE 29Apr 2019

Sugarcane farmers across the state have been struggling in the last three months to repay their loans as the Dharbandora-based  Sanjeevani sugar factory has failed to clear their outstanding dues for the sugarcane purchased. And to cap it all, the state government too has not released subsidy to more than 50 per cent of the… Read More »

Qatar: Splitting ethanol market helps make Brazil a big winner as US struggles
DATE 29Apr 2019

The ethanol market is splitting in two, which is having a big impact on the crops used to make the biofuel: corn in the US, and sugar in Brazil. There’s a massive ethanol glut in the US. That’s helping to drive corn prices lower. July futures are trading at a record low and hedge funds are… Read More »