NIGERIA - The federal government has inaugurated Nigeria’s first Sugarcane Bio-factory in Zaria as part of efforts to achieve national self-sufficiency in Nigeria's sugar requirements.
UGANDA - Government should set up a minimum price for sugarcane to protect farmers from being cheated by millers, farmers have demanded.
TANZANIA – A multi-billion sugar plantation and processing project, which has been planned for Coast region's Bagamoyo district is expected to turn the country into a net sugar exporter by 2030.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe’s largest sugar producer Tongaat Hulett (Tongaat) says it is seeking $20 million from various financial institutions earmarked for the development of 4 000 hectares it was recently allocated by government.
KENYA - Declining yields in sugarcane due to poor quality planting materials may soon be a thing of the past following the introduction of a new sugarcane planting material.
KENYA - Mumias Sugar Company has suspended 52 employees in connection with the loss of an estimated Sh400 million following termination of their cane supply contracts to the miller.
SOUTH AFRICA - The R12bn sugar industry is looking to diversification to increase it revenue and arrest the shrinking margins of growers and millers, MPs heard on Wednesday.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's largest sugar producer Tongaat Hulett (Tongaat) says government must review the indigenisation policy and consider empowerment credits for business sustenance in favour of compulsory acquisition of 51 percent share-holding.
ZAMBIA – Zambia Sugar Plc is expected to double its sugar production following an investment of over K520 million in its operation.
SOUTH AFRICA - Drought in SA’s main sugar-producing region may cost the industry about R920m, South African Cane Growers’ Association executive director David Wayne said yesterday.
SOUTH AFRICA - A disease that has spread among bees in the Western Cape is threatening to reach KwaZulu-Natal and completely wipe out South Africa’s bee population.
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