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Higher sugar yields expected in 2023

January 4, 2023

Higher yields are projected this year from the island’s sugar harvest.

That is according to Chairman of the Barbados Sugar Industry Limited, Mark Sealy.

He believes sugar cane production could increase by 30 per cent from last year’s 66,000 tonnes to 86,000 tonnes in 2023.

Mr Sealy revealed that this estimate is contingent on the intended increase of acres for sugar harvesting.

Noting that farmers and sugar workers are ready to work, Mr. Sealy highlights the importance of commencing the harvesting season by mid-February, as weather conditions would be most favourable around that time.

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