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EU funds sugar research for ACP states industries as volatility looms post abolition of quotas in 2017 [Registered]

Nearly US$20 million is available for research on sugar to scientists in the member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in a bid to ensure the viability of their sugar industries. The Sugar Research and Innovation Programme, aims to offset some of the potential economic losses posed to smaller sugar exporters such as many of the Caribbean islands. The losses are expected because of the end of European Union (EU) sugar quotas in 2017 and the rise of big producers such as Brazil, says Jean-Cyril Dagallier, who runs the unit that coordinates the programme. The…

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