International Sugar Journal

The ACP Sugar Research Programme: a review of achievements and prospects* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Sugar Research Programme (SRP), an innovative scientific research venture, addresses the technological challenges of the sugarcane sector in ACP countries. Thirteen projects were undertaken to: research new sugarcane varieties; develop co-products; create new sources of revenue; reduce environmental impacts, and increase productivity. The ACP-SRP develops networking among ACP sugarcane research centres namely the: Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute (Mauritius); Sugar Research Institute of Fiji (Fiji); Sugar Industry Research Institute (Jamaica); Technical Services of the Swaziland Sugar Association (Swaziland); and West Indies Central Sugarcane Breeding Station (Barbados). The ACP-SRP was conceived in the early 2000s,…

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