Brazil reports 184 per cent hike in sugarcane production in 30 years


In the last 30 years, Brazil has witnessed a hike in sugarcane production by 184 per cent. According to the media report, the study by Embrapa Meio Ambiente has revealed the details.

The increase in sugarcane production has been attributed to the diversification in the sector. After Brazil also started focusing on ethanol production in addition to sugar, it helped to rise in crop production. The sector has also emphasised on the use of more efficient sugarcane varieties, technologies to improve the output.

The area under sugarcane cultivation in 1990 was 4.27 million which has increased to 10.04 million hectares in 2018.

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