Sugar: Better performing varieties

Four new sugarcane varieties have been introduced by the Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute (MSIRI). The improved varieties’ yields are 10 to 15% higher than the varieties currently cultivated. Increased yields will compensate for the decrease in land used to grow sugar cane, according to MSIRI.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.