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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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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...read more
“The cane price could become a function of not only the sugar content, but also of the value of its other components used in the biorefinery processes. We might even choose to grow cane not for its sugar, but maybe for hemicellulose or cellulose: after all, sugarcane...read more
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...read more
NETWORK WITH AFRICAN MILLERS, ETHANOL PRODUCERS AND BUYERSThe Pan-African event covering drivers and trade dynamics for sugar, ethanol and cogeneration across the region and globally.HIGHLIGHTS OF SUGAR & ETHANOL AFRICAIdentify growth opportunitiesFind...read more
CMT’s 3rd Biomass Trade and BioEnergy Africa 25-26 Sep, 2019 - Abidjan, COTE D'IVOIRE themed “Generating Energy, Electricity & Export Potential from Biomass in Africa! Its key highlights include the following: Opportunities to utilize biomass as alternative...read more
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...read more