International Sugar Journal

Improving mill value chain by coupling sugarcane supply management and payment system models [Full subscriber]

Research in the sugar industry value chain has been mainly focused on logistical opportunities and primarily on the upstream of the milling sector. Recent research has begun to address opportunities in information transparency, collective participation, value sharing and payment incentives. Because of co-product developments, some millers tend to modify both supply management and payment system. In practice, implementing such modifications requires technical solutions, economic assessments and collective participation of millers and growers. This paper presents a decision support system, called COMPA, to assess economic impacts on the sugarcane value chain of new supply planning and new cane payment systems. The…

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