Amid the rising demand of sugar at the local market, but slowing production of the local sugarcane processing plants that has led to the growing import, the Indonesian government has targeted to achieve a self-sufficiency of sugar by the year 2014.

“We can still achieve the sugar self-sufficiency by the year 2014. We need in total investments of about Rp 25 trillion to develop an additional 350,000 hectares of sugarcane plantations and more sugarcane processing plants to produce around 2.5 million tons of sugar,” said Agriculture Minister Suswono in Jakarta recently.

(Source: AgroAsia, July 2011)

More on Indonesia, and in particular on an insider’s perspective on sugar distribution and trade channels in Indonesia and the movement towards sugar self sufficiency will be revealed via a country-focused session ‘Indonesia – Sugar Supply /Demand Outlook’ by Didiek Goenadi, Commissioner of PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia.

Besides above topic, other vital updates from major producing countries and their influence on markets and prices are also expected at 8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks, to take place on 26-27 Sep, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand!

Click here to download the agenda or email to participate or submit any enquiry.

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