International Sugar Journal

Unjust cane payment system is strangling India’s sugar industry [Registered]

It would not be amiss to say that top two sugar producers in the world are totally let down by ineffectual policies. In Brazil it is the combination of laid […]

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US-Mexico sugar trade dispute – sense of fair play lacking [Registered]

In 1981, I was in Australia, studying for a master’s degree. I well remember watching the one day international between Australia and New Zealand which has become cause célèbre in […]

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Global sugar trade will continue to be informed by unlevelled playing field [Registered]

At the recent American Sugar Alliance (ASA) symposium in Vermont, Jack Roney, ASA’s director of economics asked Patrick Chatenay to discuss “Global free trade in sugar: Within free reach or […]

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Automation systems are hackable – how good are the safeguards in the industry? [Registered]

With consolidation in the industry, with many companies breaching the one million tonnes mark and owning more than few factories in geographically dispersed locations any weak links in the system can spread malware through local networks. It is apparent that cybersecurity measures will have to embrace unwitting introduction of malware from inexperienced and careless operators. Can any sugar plant raise its hand and say it has robust measures in place that are constantly tested and audited?

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Managing knowledge workers in sugar factories [Registered]

Ad hoc collaborations that require improvisation, are, at their core, about interdependence. And the data show that it’s in interdependent situations that givers thrive. [A] person who enjoys helping others, when working in a team, has the ability to make the team better and really multiply the team’s success in a way that, ideally, reverberates to benefit everyone in the team.”

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With sugar companies going out of business in Brazil – is this a good time for rich pickings? [Registered]

For the past three years, there has been a contraction in the Brazilian sugar industry, as the number of sugar mills operating has dropped from the peak of 441 to […]

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ASEAN Economic Community 2015 – Opportunity for Thailand, challenges for Indonesia and Philippines [Registered]

But it is equally apparent, that for sugar producers like Philippines, the competitive threat is forcing it to modernise and restructure its industry to raise productivity both in field and factory. The sugar industry, working together with the Sugar Regulatory Administration realizing that about 90% of the country’s cane farms are small farms of 10 hectares

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