International Sugar Journal

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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Reflections on the year

In the last quarter of this year, the market got excited over the prospect of a global deficit in 2018/19, driving the sugar price from the low of 9.91 cents/lb […]

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Global surplus, low prices and diversification

In the recent past, right across the global sugar sector, many sugar companies, big and small have been hit by low prices amidst global surplus. For many of these companies, […]

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Cross-subsidies, export subsidies, cant!

The sugar sector is one of the important agro-industries, particularly in emerging and developing economies where its support for rural development is fairly important. Globally, the industry is not informed […]

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WHO’s mistaken about sugar and salt

Lest we forget, the ongoing demonization of sugar by health advocates, who arguably have misused science to advance their cause, was preceded by another group of health advocates who said […]

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Not insurmountable challenge of driving smallholders cane productivity

According to a recently published study by Gudoshnikov1 at the ISO, productivity gains across the cane sugar sector in the recent past have generally been flat, whereas in the top […]

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EU sugar industry under threat from neonicotinoids ban

Policy makers with the support of politicians navigated the EU sugar industry from one that was simply not globally competitive to one that is now. Even though the process was […]

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Low sugar prices rationalising the Brazilian sugar sector

Amidst the global surplus, which some analysts1 puts it at some 18 mln to 20 mln tonnes, and tumbling sugar prices which have fallen below 12 cents/lb, the Brazilian sugar […]

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Sugar industries in French West Africa on the verge of collapsing from smuggling

Smuggling of sugar is not a new phenomenon. At the turn of the 19th century when Russia was a major global producer, sugar was smuggled from the country to as […]

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Paying cane growers for bagasse also!

As with most things in life, cane payment systems are amenable to change and open for review, goaded not only by scientific and technical advances that heighten its value from […]

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