What ails the Sugar Industry in Kenya?

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What ails the Sugar Industry in Kenya?    |   File Size: 203.9 kB Downloads: 11138   |   Post Date: 08 August 2005

The sugar industry is both strategic and political; it ensures food security, improves rural lives and provides sustainable livelihoods for millions of Kenyans but it also has to suffer heavy government intervention. The industry is under constant threat of collapsing due to perennial challenges. The major crises the sub-sector is currently experiencing include liberalisation and increasing competition from cheap sugar imports, poor industry policies and structures that fail to address basic problems that would assist in recovery and continued government intervention that has resulted in mismanagement of the industry.

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