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Eswatini: Sugar Industry, an Economic Pillar

Sugar production has long been a major industry and economic driver in the small landlocked nation of Eswatini. As Africa’s fourth largest sugar producer and the 25th largest globally, sugarcane farming and processing accounts for over half of Eswatini’s agricultural output. With an estimated value of E5.76 billion in 2022 sugar exports alone contribute significantly to Eswatini’s gross domestic product.

Sugarcane is grown on approximately 57,000 hectares of irrigated land in the lowveld region of Eswatini. The Eswatini Sugar Association, representing all sugarcane growers and millers, oversees the marketing and sale of all sugar and molasses produced in the country. Recent forecasts indicate sugar production will increase this year based on higher sugarcane yields and improved sugar recovery rates at the mills.

While the sugar industry has been a staple of Eswatini’s economy for decades, it continues to evolve and diversify. New products like biodegradable plastics offer opportunities for industry growth. Experimentation with alternative crops on unused sugarcane lands provides more options for farmers. Distilling rum, gin and vodka from molasses adds value.

As a consulting firm, Ruskin Felix Consulting (RFC) is well-positioned to support the ongoing development and diversification of Eswatini’s sugar industry. RFC experts can advise on optimization of milling and refining processes to maximize sugar yields. Agronomists on staff can develop best practices for sustainable sugarcane cultivation and assist with trials of complementary crops. RFC management consultants have experience guiding strategic planning and expansion into higher-value product lines. Looking ahead, the sugar industry faces both challenges and opportunities. Climate change may impact yields while international sugar prices fluctuate.

However, with the support of knowledgeable advisors, Eswatini’s sugar producers can strengthen operations, explore new revenue streams, and ensure this vital sector remains a driver of the national economy for years to come.

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