International Sugar Journal

Time to overhaul the organization and management of ISSCT and its flagship congress

Founded in 1924, the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists is the single most important institution in the sugar industry advancing as it does the competitiveness of the global cane […]

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The futility of China’s interactions across the global sugar sector

Many years ago, I asked a British diplomat at an embassy reception in Swaziland who was the best colonizer – British, French or the Dutch. He, of course, didn’t reply. […]

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Cane productivity and diversification take top billing at the 2019 ISSCT congress

In early September, key players in the sugarcane industry, particularly those in the R&D sector and those supplying a range of equipment, products and services to the sector will be […]

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The lure of Australian sugar companies to foreign investors

In his posthumous collection of travel writing the Unfinished Journey, the engaging and acerbic novelist Shiva Naipaul posed the question, why, with Australia surrounded by its Asian neighbours was discovered […]

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Are the EU sugar policy makers on extended leave?

One of the great achievements of the EU sugar policy makers was to make the EU sugar industry globally competitive before letting it loose on the global market place. During […]

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Exemplary treatment of cane cutters in Guatemala

“When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist. Dom Helder Camara Since the birth […]

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Brazil and Australia’s complaint to WTO against India is a mere distraction

Not many years ago, India was a wildcard in the sugar market. Periodic swings in output would tip the global sugar price one way or the other. At the time, […]

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Various strategies of top sugar companies facing reduced profitability

As the Chinese proverb goes “When the wind of change blows, some build walls, while others build windmills.” To wit, the metaphorical turbulence that is the hallmark of the global […]

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Sugar production expansion in Thailand has come to a halt

In September 2016, the Thai government approved building of 25 new sugar factories, which, if built, by the scheduled 2021, would increase the number of factories in the country to […]

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Brazil’s constant recourse to WTO

Well remember sharing a rickshaw with a couple of executives from Sudzucker several years ago in Mumbai while heading back from the conference venue to our hotel. I asked them […]

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