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Kenya: Sugar cane farmers want a say in sale of factories
DATE 3Jan 2018

Sugarcane growers in South Nyanza want the privatisation commission to engage them in the planned disposal of State-owned millers. They said the team is not “actively involving them in the “design and deliberations on sale of the factories”. “Everything seems to be moving speedily without our involvement,” Mr Ezra Okoth, Kenya Federation of Sugarcane Farmers… Read More »

India: Sugar mills in Haryana produced over 10.54 Quntl sugar during season
DATE 3Jan 2018

The Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have crushed 117.91 lakh quintal of sugarcane and produced over 10.54 lakh quintals of sugar so far during the ongoing crushing season. While stating this here today, a spokesman of Sugarfed said that cooperative sugar mill Shahabad has so far crushed a maximum of 20.72 lakh quintals of sugarcane… Read More »

Singapore: Noble sets final price for sale of American ethanol unit at US$18.1m
DATE 3Jan 2018

Noble Group on Tuesday (Jan 2) announced the completion of the disposal of its US-based ethanol producer, Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol (Nasbe) to Mercuria Investments for a final consideration of US$18.1 million.

Nigeria: CBN scheme to raise sugar production by 12.5%
DATE 3Jan 2018

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s anchor borrowers’ programme is billed to improve sugar production in the country by 12.5 per cent this year, New Telegraph has learnt. However, the country will still rely on 1.6 million tons of sugar from Brazil, Thailand and United States in 2018 to meet local demand. The imports are expected to… Read More »

Pakistan:Farmers continue protest against low sugarcane support price
DATE 3Jan 2018

Hundreds of sugarcane farmers blocked the National Highway at Gambat by staging a sit-in on the third day of protest on a call by the Sindh Abadgar Research Council (SARC) against a low sugarcane support price. Abadgar leaders Lal Bux Siyal, Mithal Khuhro, Jamal Mehmood Khuhro, Panjal Khuhro and Fida Hussain demanded of the government to… Read More »