A SPOON­FUL OF SUGAR

Southeast Asia Globe - - News -

The Cam­bo­dian gov­ern­ment is look­ing to ramp up the coun­try’s sugar ex­ports this year. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port by the coun­try’s Min­istry of In­dus­try and Hand­i­craft, nearly 100,000 hectares has been ear­marked for sug­ar­cane plan­ta­tions with a planned ca­pac­ity of 1.8m tonnes of re­fined sugar per year. Yet the coun­try’s sugar in­dus­try is still only crawl­ing to­wards the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket, with its five ma­jor sugar pro­duc­ers ex­port­ing just 80,000 tonnes – only 4% of the planned re­fined sugar ca­pac­ity – last year.

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