Thailand’s rice and rubber prices have been on the downward trajectory in the past years due to giant competition from China, India, and Indonesia; sugarcane and sugar stand unaffected. The world’s demand for sugar cane & sugar retains a steady growth while supply struggles to keep up. The global warming inevitably affect the supplies of sugar globally by 5.3 million tonnes in 2015-16; creating an opportunity for cane growing countries such as Thailand.
The Royal Thai Government realizes this trajectory; and that the sugarcane as zero-waste economic plant with byproduct such as ethanol, biochemical, and fertilizer. The Office of the Cane and Sugar Board (OCSB) proposes a 10 year plan to increase sugarcane output & sugar yield by 80%; 180 million tonnes of sugarcane and 20 million tonnes of sugar.
The Office may approve 12 additional miller plants in the next years in addition to 52 existing factories, as well as encourages rice farmers to switch to sugarcane, said Mr. Somsak Jantararoungtong, Deputy Director of Office of Industrial Economics, Ministry of Industry, and Secretary General of Office of the Cane and Sugar Board (OCSB).
The whole sugarcane and sugar industry economics rest not only on the growing, processing, and output numbers, but also on the research & development to create more resilient canes, increase yield, decrease wastes, and prolong shelf-life. The main platform is the XXIX ISSCT 2016 Congress & Exhibition. The communication topics at the Congress delve deep into the unseen technical side of sugarcane, sugar, and byproduct productions. The twenty-ninth edition of the Congress is the driving hand behind the behemoth sugar industry we see today.
NCC-PCO is very proud to be a part of this gigantic movement as organizing this event to reinforce and leverage Thailand’s potentiality.
The XXIX ISSCT 2016 Congress & Exhibition, 5-8 December 2016 at Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Thailand.
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