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Pakistan Fifth Largest Sugarcane Producer In World

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    MULTAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Jan, 2019 ) :Pakistan is the fifth largest sugarcane producer in the world with an annual production of 63,800 thousand metric tons (TMTs), after Brazil, India, China and Thailand.



    According to website, 'worldatlas.com', Brazil is the topranking country producing 739,300 TMTs of sugarcane annually.

    India is on the second berth with 341,200 TMTs, Peoples Republic of China on the third spot with 125,500 TMTs, and Thailand is fourth in the order with 100,100 TMTs annual production.

    The United States of America (USA) was listed on 10th spot with 27,900 TMTs production, Philippians on the 9th with 31,900 TMTs, Indonesia ranked 8th with 33,700 TMTs, Colombia on the 7th with 34,900 TMTs and Mexico ranked sixth with 61,200 TMTs.



    A sugarcane grower Irfan Khokhar told APP that Pakistan's ranking among top 10 sugarcane producing countries showed that farmers here were industrious and getting good production amid adverse circumstances.

    He said that sugarcane farmers had been facing problems which, he added, should be resolved.

    He said that farmers would be more than happy provided they get due return of their produce without any delay and demanded that some mechanism be introduced and effectively enforced to ensure it.
     
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    its bad for country it takes away cotton growing area
     
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    So much diabetes
     
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    diabetes is impact of calories - calories can come from carbs, fat and sugar
     
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    Don't believe these figures. I have sold crude oil to Cuba in exchange for sugar during the 1990s and her sugar exports were over one million tons. The latest figure is still more than 1-million tons.

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    HAVANA (Reuters) - This year’s Cuban sugar harvest will be one of the lowest in more than a century at 1.1 million to 1.3 million tonnes of raw sugar, a drop of 30 percent, Reuters estimated based on sources and state-run media.

    Cuba produced 1.8 million tonnes of raw sugar in the last harvest.

    The milling season runs from late November through April when the weather is normally dry and temperatures cool and the cane plants yield the most sugar. Yields and output fall significantly after that as hot and humid summer weather sets in.

    Most mills did not open this season until around the New Year in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

    Then unseasonable rainfall shut most of the mills down for over a month.


    Many mills are now expected to remain open into May, and even June, if the weather permits.

    Azcuba, the state sugar monopoly, planned to produce 1.6 million tonnes this season after drought and the hurricane damaged the crop, but then the wet weather further dampened expectations.

    “Azcuba said the sector would not rest until it meets the plan, which has suffered a readjustment of 20 percent (320,000 tonnes),” state-run Radio Rebelde reported last week.

    Provincial media had referred to the readjustment previously, but there was no mention of the national reduction before the Radio Rebelde report.


    For example, the eastern Las Tunas provincial newspaper, Periodic 26, said that “the decision of the country to exonerate the territory of the deficit of 60,000 tonnes ... caused by intense and prolonged rain from the end of December through mid-February, was right and just.”

    Las Tunas was expected to be the only province to produce more than 200,000 tonnes this season. The paper put the new plan at 141,000 tonnes.

    The Cuban sugar ministry was eliminated in 2011 and Azcuba formed after output declined to 1.1 million tonnes, the lowest in more than a century and far below the eight million tonnes produced in 1990 before the collapse of former benefactor the Soviet Union

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    Azcuba said upon its founding that it would be producing more than 2.5 million tonnes of raw sugar annually by 2018.

    Cuba consumes between 600,000 and 700,000 tonnes of sugar a year and has an agreement to sell China 400,000 tonnes annually. It sells the rest on the open market.

    Sugar was long Cuba’s most important industry and export, but today it ranks behind many sectors such as tourism, tobacco, nickel, and pharmaceuticals.

    Reporting by Marc Frank; Editing by Phil Berlowitz

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...eaded-toward-30-percent-decline-idUSKBN1HN24L

    Production figure for Pakistan is also incorrect. According to Tribune Pakistan produced close 8-million tons of sugar during the 2017-2018 season.

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/150477...s-sugar-production-likely-hit-record-8m-tons/
     
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    One of the worst kinds of plants to be under cultivation for countries with water shortages.
     
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    sugarcane is not the only source of sugar
     
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    Sugar cane can be used for a lot of other purposes besides producing sugar. For example, sugar cane can be used to produce Ethanol. Now as you fellows know that Ethanol can be used as a fuel in cars and other sectors. In fact, Brazil has become the largest producer of Ethanol in the world. They now have cars which run 100% on Ethanol.

    Another way to produce fuel from sugar cane is through "Biodigestion" process. There are now Biodiestors products available to do this.

    What I am trying to say is that Pakistan has so many agricultural resources that can used to convert into fuels. I have done some estimates that if Pakistan uses its agricultural properly, it can produce at least 30% of its fuel requirements from agricultural products without having any shortages to these agricultural products in its local market.

    Just imagine the $ billions of dollars Pakistan can save. Just imagine diversification of your fuel supply and not depending on Middle East for your fuel supply. But to do this, one needs intelligent and honest people running the country.
     
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    One thing the rich elite of our country produce and we are still not number 1 in this.
    Has anyone noticed that people from villages used to take Atleast 2 to 3 spoons of sugar in small cups of tea.
    Why?
    Beacause they are addicted to sugar.
    Had experience with many of my friends at college, whoever arrived from the village, must Atleast take 3 large spoons of sugar in small cup of tea which is dhaba size cup.
    Which is something crazy for me who sometimes drink tea without sugar or if have sugar not more then half spoon.
    So these people are addicted to sugar and so sugar remain high in demand.
     
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    Coming from a rural background myself, I also have some basic knowledge of the crop selection. Can’t comment on rest of the world, but in Pakistani Punjab, the farmers have an inherent understanding of the crop selection despite being largely illiterate.

    Crop selection to the best of my knowledge depended primarily on two factors.

    - Farming conditions such as the type of soil, rainfall & availability of water and other climatic conditions.

    - Profitability. That is the where the framer would get the best yield (in money terms) from the land cultivated by him.

    Sugar cane is considered a ‘Cash’ crop (sole objective is to sell it rather than keeping part of it for self-consumption like wheat). In Punjab it can be grown generally everywhere; hence area under sugarcane varies each year depending upon financial rewards expectations.
     
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    Pakistan should do some research on minerals in its territory,on land and sea.
    Imagine the impact on your economy when(not if) you find something.
     
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    You're absolutely right, sir; but times change. My family, too, has a rural background, though, I've never worked on the fields.

    But facts remain facts. Pakistan, Turkey and especially Iran need to reform their agricultural understanding. We need new crops which require less amount of water. We also need to conserve the soil.

    However, this change won't happen as long as old people are in charge. I know this from personal experience.

    In Eastern Turkey, the state installed drip irrigation on the farming land of my grandad. The minute the officials left, my grandad dismantled the entire system. He didn't listen. He wasn't interested in the fact that his productivity and yield would increase and his income subsequently would rise, too.

    Our crops selection was fine hundreds of years ago when our population was few millions.

    Today, we're destroying our environment and wasting precious water.
     
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