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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

Mechanisation pays off for RCL FOODS

Implementing new technology comes with steep learning curves and often initial results don’t bode well. This has been the case with mechanised harvesting in South Africa, but with continuous tweaking and adaption RCL FOODS has implemented sugar cane...

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Letter From the Editor

Sugar production in sub-Saharan Africa is in a disruptive phase driven by a global oversupply and negative sentiment by consumers towards the health impacts of eating sugar. In this edition of the annual SADC Sugar Digest we track the change as the South...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day – 14 – 17 May 2019

Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day is one of the largest agricultural exhibitions under private ownership in the southern hemisphere and it takes place annually, just outside of the town of Bothaville, in the Free State province of South Africa. The first NAMPO Harvest Day...

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