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Overview of the Sugarcane Industry

Updated on March 2016

I. Plantation Areas

Total sugarcane area in crop year 2013 – 2014 was 423,333 hectares planted in around 20 provinces within the 10 regions of the country. However, in crop year 2014 – 2015, the plantation area for sugar production declined to 416,893 hectares. Further, in crop year 2015 – 2016, latest crop estimate of SRA shows another shrinkage in plantation area to 413,264 hectares.

Sugarcane growing areas cover 29 Mill Districts (MDs) – 7 MDs in Luzon (includes Isabela Mill District, a newly created mill district dedicated to bioethanol fuel production), 3 MDs in Mindanao, 4 MDs in Panay, 2 MDs in Eastern/Central Visayas (Durano MD is merged with Bogo-Medellin MD due to the closure of its sugar mill), 2 MDs in Negros Oriental and 11 MDs in Negros Occidental. SRA created the Mill District Development Committee (MDDCs) in the Mill Districts to oversee and implement programs and projects for the development of the sugarcane industry. It is composed of representatives from the mills, planters’ associations, Philippine Sugar Research Institute (PHILSURIN) and SRA as secretariat. The MDDCs were transformed into SEC-registered foundations or Mill District Development Council Foundation, Inc. (MDDCFIs) in order to avail of the Sugar ACEF grant in 2001.

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SRA head praises ad...
5 | 6 | 2016

by Anna L. Golez Watchmen Daily Journal – May 6, 2016 Sugar Regulatory Administration ...

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‘Sugarmen to file...
5 | 4 | 2016

by Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – May 3, 2016 The Sugar Alliance ...

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5 | 4 | 2016

by Carla Gomez The Visayan Daily Star – May 3, 2016 Finally rain fell ...

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Invitation to Bid...
5 | 26 | 2016

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply ...

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Invitation to Bid...
5 | 20 | 2016

This is an Invitation to Bid for the Supply ...

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Notice to the Publi...
5 | 4 | 2016

Summary of 2016 SRA Programs/Projects/Activities funded by SRA Corporate ...

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Under her stewardship, she focused in transforming the small farmers and ARBs into agri-preneurs,  pursued the block farming program of the industry and labored for the enactment into law the “Sugarcane Industry Development Act of ...

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Trivia

  • On December 4, 1934, the Sugar Limitation Law (Act No. 4166) was passed which provides for the limitations, regulation and allocation of sugar produced in the Philippines including the processing and marketing thereof.  It was later amended authorizing the representation of planters and millers in the Sugar Quota Administration.