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The Businesspersons Association for Investment and Manufacturing has demanded the government to raise the price of sugarcane supply by EGP 300 to reach EGP 1,200 per tonne, to match expenses due to increases in diesel prices, which has sharply increased recently. The association said in a statement on Tuesday that farmers use diesel machines in …
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On the large consumption of water, Allam explained that the council has improved the irrigation system and could reduce water consumption rates from 11,000 metres down to 7,000 metres, leading to a higher economic income for each cubic metre of water.
Farmers are also struggling to maintain profit margins, all of which increases production costs in the range of 12-13%.
Sugar cane factories will begin receiving sugar cane crops by the end of next month, and sugar beet crops by the end of January 2015.