Philippines: Senate approves resolution calling to abort sugar import liberalization plan
DATE 7Feb 2019

In the bid to safeguard the economy and welfare of sugar farmers and workers in 28 provinces in the country including Negros Occidental, the Senate on Wednesday, February 6, passed a resolution urging the Executive Department of the government not to pursue the plan to liberalize sugar industry. Introduced and adopted by 10 lawmakers namely… Read More »

India: Rs 8,500 crore investment lined up for ethanol; two-thirds by sugar mills
DATE 7Feb 2019

Amid the growing clamour to insulate the Rs 1 trillion domestic sugar economy from market volatility by diversifying the sugarcane value chain, the country’s sugar mills have lined up fresh investment to the tune of Rs 6,000 crore to upgrade for producing ethanol from sugarcane. Apart from this, Indian Oil and SunLight Fuels are also… Read More »

Fiji: Expiry of land leases caused the sugar industry’s downfall-FSC
DATE 7Feb 2019

Cane farmers in Wainikoro and Daku, outside of Labasa have been told that the expiry of land leases in 1997 caused the downfall of the sugar industry. Responding to views and suggestions from farmers on the development of the National Sugar Industry Policy, FSC Chief Operating Officer Navin Chandra says in 1997, Fiji was producing… Read More »

India: India Sugar Up in most markets on talk of rise in minimum sale price
DATE 7Feb 2019

Prices of sugar rose in the wholesale markets of Delhi, Mumbai and Muzaffarnagar today as the market was rife with speculation that the government was ready to announce a hike in the minimum selling price to 3,100 rupees per 100 kg, traders said. “Talks of MSP (minimum selling price) revision is keeping prices supported for the time, the market… Read More »

Kenya: Nzoia Sugar farmers to get Sh579m payout tomorrow
DATE 7Feb 2019

Cane farmers contracted by Nzoia Sugar Company will get Sh579 million beginning tomorrow. Nzoia Sugar chairman Joash Wamang’oli Tuesday said Treasury on Monday released money for the farmers’ arrears. The factory owes farmers Sh579,820,168.74. The amount belongs to 17,269 farmers. “Following these developments the company would like to urge all farmers to activate their accounts… Read More »