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Sugar production is an important agricultural activity in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as it creates employment, sustains rural development and has immeasurable potential for the development of green economies.

Consumption of sugar in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to rise from an estimated 8.5 million tons currently to 11.8 million tons by 2020, according to the International Sugar Organisation. As a result, considerable expansion is expected in the SADC region, which will no doubt attract a “flurry” of economic activity over the next three to five years.

The SADC Sugar Digest is the only publication  tracking this growing industry and its activities across the region with top level commentary and insight.

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LATEST ARTICLES

PLASTICS FROM SUGARCANE COULD DRIVE DIVERSE ECONOMY

University of KwaZulu-Natal economics Masters student Warwick Thomson put the case for the potential of diverting biomass from South Africa’s sugarcane crop for the manufacture of selected bio-based polymers or plastics, during a short, non-refereed paper...

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EU TARIFFS UPDATE

SADC COUNTRIES ADOPT DIVERSITY STRATEGIES AS SCRAPPED EU QUOTA RESTRICTIONS TAKE EFFECT AS ACP/EU sugar tariff protocol changes take effect this month the Mauritius sugar industry says not only does it have strategies in place to diversify its sugar crop,...

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SOUTH AFRICAN SMALL SCALE GROWER PARTNERSHIP THRIVES

SMALL scale sugarcane farmers in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province have upped revenue by 42.6% despite one of the worst droughts on record. ABOUT 800 small scale farmers in the Nkomazi region of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province have beaten the odds and...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

8th Annual Africa Sugar Outlook

The 8th Africa Sugar Outlook, the industry’s preeminent conference, is your go to event for updates on trade policy, new investment projects, regional markets and production efficiencies. With a demonstrated track record of success, and an unrivalled line...

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African Agri Investment Indaba | 20-22 November 2017

 About the event: The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII), taking place on 20 - 22 November 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town, is the global meeting place for agri investment in Africa. Bringing together over 600 key stakeholders – from governments, banks,...

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