Shaw calls for sugar technologists to help boost sugar cane industry

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has called for sugar technologists to use their expertise to help drive growth of the sugar cane industry.
Mr. Shaw said research and the application of science and technology was critical to achieving increased production and productivity in the industry. 
Addressing sugar technologists at a function recently, Mr. Shaw urged them to use their expertise to identify the right formulations that will lead to the best yields and the varieties most suited for cultivation.
Over the last three years, sugar cane production has been on the decline with some 499,043 tonnes in the 2021 season compared to 736,515 tonnes in 2019. 
Sugar sales have also decreased with some 31,053 tonnes sold in 2021 as against 42,612 tonnes in 2020.

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