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Uganda might not hit 2010 sugar output forecast [Registered]

Uganda is unlikely to reach its 2010 raw sugar production target of 318,000 tonnes due to disruption by cane suppliers to the largest manufacturer over a land dispute, a senior industry group official said on 9 November. In April, outgrowers – who account for about half of the cane sent to Kakira Sugar Works (KSW) – halted supplies to the company after they accused the producer of laying claim to 500 acres of their land. “With three months remaining, it is now clear that most likely we’ll not meet our forecast for the year but we’re still working out a…

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