Boost for emerging sugarcane farmers in South Africa

Illovo will be able to create more than 1 000 jobs in the sugarcane industry thanks to financial support by the South African government. Illovo, one of South Africa’s biggest sugar companies, is aggressively working towards meeting, and exceeding, its targets for black economic empowerment. To this end, the country’s National…

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Decrease in Zambia’s sugar production anticipated

Zambia Sugar Plc contributes roughly 92.5% to the total sugar production in Zambia, according to the Global Agriculture Information Network (Gain). In 2016, the sugar sector contributed roughly 3% to Zambia’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 6% to the country’s total national exports. SUGAR PRODUCTION It is estimated that Zambia’s…

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Africa’s biggest sugarcane farmer headed for Zambia

At least seven African countries had approached Senekal Farming (South Africa) with various offers to start sugar projects but it was Zambia that won the hearts and minds of this mega-farming sugar operation, said Dreyer Senekal speaking at the Zambia Seminar hosted by Agri All Africa in Centurion, South Africa.…

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Creating wealth through a cooperative

The Phata Sugarcane Outgrowers Cooperative is to receive a $1, 6 million (MWK1.2 billion [Malawian Kwacha]) debt investment from AgDevCo for fixed and working capital expenses. Phata, a smallholder, farmer-owned, organisation was formed in 2011, in partnership with Agricane. The smallholders who grew cotton and sorghum in the Chikwawa district…

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