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1 ACP Sugar Research Programme 1 The sugar research projects supported by the ACP group of States and funded by the EU

2 Objectives Strengthening the competitiveness of the Cane-Sugar commodity chains Strengthening the research centres capacities Developing a dedicated exchange network Dissemination of information Prepare the future … 2

3 Targets 18 ACP countries producing sugar and members of the Sugar Protocol 36 ACP countries producing sugar x ACP sugar factories y ACP R&D labs Thousands of sugarcane growers 3

4 Situation 13 projects in 3 main avenues: – Promotion of new cane varieties – Reduction of sugar cane cost of production and limitation of negative impacts on the environment – Reduction of sugar losses from processing and adding value to sugar cane by-products 5 main labs : – MSIRI ; SIA/SIRI ; TSSA ; SRIF ; SAC/WICSCBS A wide collaborative network 4

5 Organisation 5

6 Partners & Centres localisation MSIRI Mauritius SSA Swaziland WICSCBS Barbados SIRI Jamaïca BSES Australia BSES Australia SRIF Fiji SRIF Fiji SAC Trinidad & Tobago SAC Trinidad & Tobago ACP countries Members Partners

7 Scientific & technical networks 7 MSIRI

8 Scientific & technical networks 8 SIRI

9 Scientific & technical networks 9 SRIF

10 Scientific & technical networks 10 WICSCBS

11 THE PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN 11

12 Promotion of new cane varieties Project : Improving the capacity of sugar cane breeding in the Caribbean by investing in state-of- the-art laboratory equipment. – Objectives : The development of new cane varieties with improved performances is accelerated and the number of samples processed in each participating country is increased. Project : Increasing sugar cane productivity through the development of “high sucrose and early ripening” genotypes. – Objectives : Improving research in developing high sucrose (sugar) content and early ripening varieties. Consequently improving in the future the tons of sugar produced per hectare and per year in ACP countries. Project : Establish an international quarantine facility, to exchange sugarcane germ-plasma among ACP countries. – Objectives : Quarantine facility established and all sugar cane varieties exchanged between ACP countries are disease (or pest) free. Project : A comparative study of family and individual mass selection methods as early selection criteria – Objective 1 Assess the efficiency of the methodology of the two early selection systems that is family selection and individual mass selection where mechanical harvesting and weighing techniques are not available. Data generated on families will serve to develop a database. – Objective 2 : Evaluating the breeding values of parental clones that produced the families. A database of high breeding values parents’ clones families will be developed. – Objective 3 : Objective 3 aims at creating and developing an array of new clones with high sucrose and cane characteristics, for use in breeding and selection programmes and further evaluation for commercial suitability Project : Nobilisation of Erianthus Species – Objective 1 : Undertake a collaborative germplasm collection programme. All the data for germplasm characterization and DNA results would be stored in a database for use by other ACP Institutions. – Objective 2 : Select S.officinarum clones and make crosses with s E.arundinaceous, E.bengalense NZ and E.procerus to develop an array of genotype with bloodline from genus Erianthus. 12

13 Reduction of sugar cane cost of production and limitation of negative impacts on the environment Project : Develop use of bio-pesticides, to control sugarcane white grubs – Objectives : To control and reduce the incidence of sugar cane white grubs with cheaper and more environmentally friendly pesticides. Project : Determine optimal amount of phosphorus use in sugarcane, to reduce production costs and protect fresh water resources in ACP countries Objectives : The application of phosphorus in cane sugar production is optimised without affecting yields and drawbacks are reduced. Project : Increase sugar cane yields on outgrower smallholdings in Swaziland, by improving irrigation scheduling – Objectives : The efficiency of smallholders’ water use is improved giving a better sugar yield per hectare and enhancing the profitability of smallholder sugar cane growers. Project : Develop an information system for irrigation management, to make optimal use of water in sugar cane production – Objectives : An Irrigation Management Information System is developed, tested and disseminated. In all the ACP countries willing to use it, the efficiency and timing of water application will be improved giving a better sugar yield per hectare and enhancing the profitability of the sugar industry. 13

14 Reduction of sugar losses from processing and promotion of value addition for cane by-products Project : Develop an alternative method to determine dextran in intermediate sugar process produce, to improve quality and earnings. – Objectives : A new method for dextran analysis that can be used on a routine basis is implemented. Accordingly, the quality of raw sugar produced is increased and the factory production costs decreased. Project : Assist ACP sugar producer countries in making efficient use of energy resources in sugarcane processing, by providing consulting and training services. – Objectives : Demonstrating the commercial, technical, economic and environmental benefits of modern and efficient co- generation systems and promoting more favourable policies and institutional arrangements. Project : Develop incineration technology, to dispose of vinasse Objectives : Saving on fertiliser costs (80% of potash returned back to fields, etc.). – Solving the environmental and cost problems of vinasses treatment and finding an easy, environmentally friendly way for the disposal of vinasses. Project : Develop cost effective technology, to produce bio plastics from biomass. – Objectives : Establishment of the base of a future bio-plastic production facility that could be operational within 10 years. Identification and costing of various bio-plastic productions. 14

15 Overview of the Projects calendars 15

16 Overview of the project’s budgets Projects in « Promotion of new cane varieties” Overall budget Granted Improving the capacity of sugar cane breeding in the Caribbean € 976,857€ 952,017 Increasing sugar cane productivity through the development of “high sucrose and early ripening” genotypes € 2,194,127€ 935,650 Establish an international quarantine facility€ 1,541,163€ 918,510 A comparative study of family and individual mass selection methods as early selection criteria (€ 1,265,451) € 458,410 (€ 799,765) Nobilisation of Erianthus Species€ 807,041 16

17 Overview of the project’s budgets Projects in « Reduction of sugar cane cost of production and limitation of negative impacts on the environment” Overall budget Granted Develop use of bio-pesticides, to control sugarcane white grub € 1,890,491€ 1,105,200 Determine optimal amount of phosphorus use in sugarcane, to reduce production costs and protect fresh water resources in ACP countries € 799,432€ 534,360 Increase sugarcane yields on out grower smallholdings in Swaziland, by improving irrigation scheduling € 221,304€ 219,270 Develop an information system for irrigation management, to make optimal use of water in sugarcane production € 455,326€ 334,275 17

18 Overview of the project’s budgets Projects in « Reduction of sugar losses from processing and promotion of value addition for cane by-products” Overall costGranted Develop an alternative method to determine dextran in intermediate sugar process produce, to improve quality and earnings € 1,216,589€ 1,183,324 Assist ACP sugar producer countries in making efficient use of energy resources in sugarcane processing, by providing consulting and training services € 849,959€ 706,528 Develop incineration technology, to dispose of vinasse € 470,084€ 379,330 Develop cost effective technology, to produce bio plastics from sugarcane biomass € 1,312,675€ 934,500 18

19 Expected results Varieties adapted to an ecological situation, specific production, to a date of crop maturity. Model for fertilisation adapted to the expected levels of production; used varieties; ecological situations Improved models for water management in irrigation Improved models for information dissemination to farmers. High-level Analytical capacities for determination of molecular compounds in sugar cane biomass Definition of quality criteria for controlling the harvest and post harvest operations. Training capacities and researchers exchanges Scientific and technical publications 19

20 THE COORDINATING UNIT 20

21 Activities of the CU Lead and administration of the research programme 2 - Delivery of capacity building solutions 3 – Networking 4 - Dissemination through the use of a modern ICT system 5- Projects administration and financial management 6 - Competitive fund

22 Activities of the CU 1- Lead and administration of the Research Programme 2 - Delivery of capacity building solutions 3 – Networking 4 - Dissemination through the use of a modern ICT system 5- Projects administration and financial management 6 - Competitive fund

23 1- Lead and administration of the Programme Liaise as often as possible, – with the Research Centres – with the Scientific Advisory Group Collect information – on researches undertaken in sugar cane sector – On capacity building offers… Prepare and present files to the ACP Secretariat for approval – Financial requests – Amendment requests Manage the missions of the short term experts Report to the ACP Secretariat and DEVCO – As often as possible through direct contacts – Once a month (awareness on urgent matters) – Every 6 months with a progress report Report to the ACP Subcommittee on Sugar Organise the annual Steering Committee meetings Ensure the scientific quality of the projects

24 1- Lead and administration of the Programme Amounts (€) Communication (website, news letter…)55,000 Thematic workshop (mid term and final)350,000 Stimulating scientific exchanges among sugar reaserchers in ACP countries 460,000 Intellectual property rights50,000 Controlling Scientific quality57,000 Assistance, support, specific studies950 man/days 24 Budget lines

25 Administration Tools MS Project

26 Activities of the CU 1- Lead and administration of the research programme 2 - Delivery of capacity building solutions 3 – Networking 4 - Dissemination through the use of a modern ICT system 5- Projects administration and financial management 6 - Competitive fund

27 2 - Delivery of capacity building solutions Support the attendance of scientists in dedicated workshops and congresses. Organisation of Scientists exchanges among centres Organisation of study tours Specific studies Publication of results Organisation of specific Workshops or missions – IPR ; SIG… 27

28 Operations undertaken Specific studies – Needs in terms of Capacity building – Improvement of the website of the programme. – Adaptation toward Com4Dev – IPR issues, phase 1 – Communication issues Phase 1

29 Operations undertaken Support attendances at International workshops – 8th ISSCT entomology Workshop in Réduit, March 2011 – 10th germplasm & breeding and 7th molecular biology workshop, Maceio, May 2011 – 4th IAPSIT International conference & sugar expo, New- Delhi, November 2011 – Pathology workshop in Nanning, May 2012 – Entomology congress in Daegu, July 2012 – SASTA congress in Mont Edgecombe, August 2012 – Agronomy workshop in Townsville, September 2012 Other missions – GIS in Reunion Island (MSIRI)

30 Operations undertaken Workshops held by the centres – A training workshop was held in Barbados at the WICSCBS in October – Drip irrigation in Mauritius, May 2011 / Netafim

31 Activities of the CU 1- Lead and administration of the research programme 2 - Delivery of capacity building solutions 3 – Networking 4 - Dissemination through the use of a modern ICT system 5- Projects administration and financial management 6 - Competitive fund

32 3 - Networking Social networks (Com4Dev) Capacity4Dev (EU) Programme’s website International conferences (ie. ACP Sugar Group; ISO) SRP network (ISSCT / IAPSIT/ Cirad / Sofreco / eRcane / Harrewelle )

33 Activities of the CU 1- Lead and administration of the research programme 2 - Delivery of capacity building solutions 3 – Networking 4 - Dissemination through the use of a modern ICT system 5- Projects administration and financial management 6 - Competitive fund

34 4 - Dissemination through the use of a modern ICT system The Website (www.acp-srp.eu) – The show case for the programme / projects / events / Activities… – A Content Management System (cms) – Cooperative project management tool (“Open Atrium” / “Storm”) – Compatible with the ACP website structure

35 4 - Dissemination through the use of a modern ICT system The newsletter

36 Activities of the CU 1- Lead and administration of the research programme 2 - Delivery of capacity building solutions 3 – Networking 4 - Dissemination through the use of a modern ICT system 5- Projects administration and financial management 6 - Competitive fund

37 5- Projects administration and financial management Situation of the contracts CentreN° contractDocumentsFunding request Funds (1 st instalment) began SignedreturnedSignedreturnedRequestedtransfered MSIRI 2010/  August 2010 SSA 2010/  November 2010 SRIF 2010/  December 2010 SAC-WICSCBS 2010/  December 2010 SIA-SIRI 2010/  December 2010 CentreN° contractDocuments Funding request Funds (2cd installment) End Progress report FinancialSentamountRequestedtransfered MSIRI 2010/    December 2014 SSA 2010/    November 2013 SRIF 2010/   December 2014 SAC-WICSCBS 2010/   December 2013 SIA-SIRI 2010/    August 2014

38 5- Projects administration and financial management Situation of the contracts CentreN° contract Rule of origin (spectracane) Rule of origin (germination chamber) SignedreturnedSignedreturnedRequestedtransfered MSIRI 2010/ SSA 2010/ SRIF 2010/   SAC-WICSCBS 2010/  SIA-SIRI 2010/  CentreN° contractCall for supply SignedreturnedSignedreturnedRequestedtransfered MSIRI 2010/  SSA 2010/ SRIF 2010/  SAC-WICSCBS 2010/  SIA-SIRI 2010/  

39 5- Projects administration and financial management Support the WICSCBSSpectracaneCall for supply Rule of origin Contract amendment Progress reports Support the SRIFSpectracaneCall for supply Rule of origin Workshop attendance Progress reports Support the SIRIContract AmendmentCall for supply Progress reports Support the MSIRIScientific equipmentCall for supply Workshop attendance Progress reports Support the TSSAProgress reports Intervention MSIRI3 days14/03/201117/03/2011Overall situation Intervention SSA2 days18/03/201120/03/2011Overall situation Intervention SIRI3 days15/01/201218/01/2012Overall situation Intervention WICSCBS3 days18/01/201221/01/2012Overall situation Intervention SRIF3 days7/02/201210/02/2012Overall situation Support to the Administrative managers (EDF Procedures)

40 Administration Tools

41 « Storm » on the ACP-SRP website

42 Activities for the next period (2012 – 2014) 42

43 Forthcoming operations (2012) Courses – Molecular identification of plant diseases (France Nov 2012) Workshops & Seminars – Soil identification (Fiji October 2012) Scientific exchanges – Mission at BIOFORSK (Norway October 2012) Communication

44 Future & Forecasted operations Courses – Sugar cane agronomy course (RTC Mauritius…) – Weed / pests control (RTC Mauritius…) – Establishment of seed cane nursery (eRCANE, Reunion island…) – Germplasm classification (CIRAD, France…) – Cane sugar manufacture course (RTC Mauritius…) – Plant breeding and tissue culture (BSES Australia…) – Nematology course (Wageningen, Nederland…) – “APSIM” Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (Australia / UWI) – Biostatistics (CIRAD France, BSES Australia…) Workshops & Seminars – ISSCT 28 th congress in Brazil, June 2013 –

45 Future & Forecasted operations Study tours – Study tour ‘Plant breeding’ Mauritius & Reunion Island – Study tour ‘Sugar cane biomass & Animal feed’ Guadeloupe French west indies Specific studies – IPR issues – Basis for a possible ACP – SRP ‘II’

46 Where to find information ? Info, news, call for proposals Time lines Events Projects description Scientific Articles; reference texts Useful links Access to the other networks – – 46

47 Where to find information ? Com4Dev Website 47

48 Contacts The Coordinating Unit – The Chair of the ACP Group on Sugar The Chair of the Scientific Advisory Group The Secretariat of the ACP group of States The programme website: – 48


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