A better farmer-miller relationship can fetch higher prices for sugarcane

Source: https://www.moneycontrol.com “The complicated pricing mechanism has resulted in rising farmer dues. The miller alone cannot be held responsible for this,” the report said. India’s Gross Domestic Product slowed down to 5 percent to a 6-year low in the June quarter. Consumption collapsed to an 18-quarter low of 3.1 percent from 10.6 percent in the…

Food prices on the rise, pushing millions into deeper poverty

Source: https://www.ethiopiaobserver.com Already grappling with political instability, foreign exchange shortages, Ethiopia now has to worry about the rising price of food “Any sugar?” says the young woman, leaning into a shop in the town of Merawi, 34kms away from Bahir Dar. The shopkeeper shook his head. “Come and check next week.” Behind him, the shelves…

Ensure uninterrupted supply of festive goods

Source: https://thehimalayantimes.com Lawmakers have directed the government to ensure and ease supply of daily essentials in upcoming festive season. During a meeting of the Industry, Commerce, Labour and Consumer Interest Committee of the Federal Parliament today, the lawmakers directed the government to address the grievances of the public with regard to crisis of daily essentials….

Sweetness & Power (7) – Thailand dreams of a sugary future as farmers struggle to survive

Source: https://isaanrecord.com SPECIAL SERIES: SWEETNESS & POWER Thailand’s military government initiated a ten-year sugar plan in 2015 that glowingly envisioned more than doubling sugarcane production and making Thailand the “bio-hub” of Southeast Asia. But in the Northeast where nearly half the country’s sugarcane is produced, growers both large and small are struggling to keep their…

Continued Hike In Sugar Price Unacceptable : PEW

Source: https://theazb.com KARACHI – The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Wednesday said continued hike in the price of sugar in acceptable which amounts to the exploitation of masses reeling under inflation. The sugar which was being sold at a price of Rs45 per Kg is now available at Rs80 which is condemnable, it said. The…

Uganda Lifts Ban on Sugarcane Export to Kenya

Source: https://kampalapost.com Government of Uganda has lifted a ban on the export of raw sugarcane to Kenya for a period of three months effective next week. Announcing the development on Monday evening, President Yoweri Museveni said it aims at allowing Ugandan farmers to sell the surplus sugarcane. “Mature sugarcane that doesn’t have ready buyers from…

Sugarcane growers are in difficulties due to sugarcane price fall

Source: https://elevenmyanmar.com As sugar prices have also been falling in domestic market during one decade and about 80% of sugar already heaped up at the mills, the sugarcane growers are in difficulties, according to the growers from Mandalay and Sagaing Regions and northern Shan State. “Local sugarcane price fall plays a vital role in the…

Sugar Sets The Stage For An Encore

Source: https://seekingalpha.com Summary New lows for 2019 for sugar. The sweet commodity heads for the 10 cents level. Memories of September 2018. Three reasons sugar could repeat last year’s action. CANE for those who do not trade futures. After trading to a high at 14.24 cents per pound in October 2018, the price of sugar…

India Remains Under Fire for Sugar Market Distortion Subsidies

Source: http://nevadanewsandviews.com (Chuck Muth) – Australia, Brazil and Guatemala have filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) alleging that India’s policies subsidizing its sugar industry are distorting the global market and creating a worldwide glut that is artificially deflating market prices. “India is dumping its extra sugar on the world, threatening to further drag…