ACP Sugar and Brexit

Why is sugar so important to developing countries?

 Sugar production in ACP/LDC countries provides many vital roles within their economies.

  • Sugar cane is a proven crop that is unique in its ability to withstand the extremes of weather that exist in tropical regions
  • The expansion of the cane sugar industry in developing countries goes hand in hand with the establishment of small grower schemes and projects.
  • Sugar production is an agro-industrial process that supports the development of a range of engineering skills that transfer to other parts of the economy
  • Sugar production contributes to large scale employment in rural areas
  • The multiplier effect on employment and the economy is significant
  • Sugar Industries provide much needed export earnings and tax revenues
  • Sugar industries often provide healthcare, education, housing and infrastructure for their employees and the wider community
Sugar cane being planted  

Sugar cane being planted

 

A warehousing operation for final product  

A warehousing operation for final product

 

Cane fields  

Cane fields