“[Kenyan] Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri on Tuesday stated that the government had decided to do away with Sh35 billion debts owned by various sugar companies.”
Pulse Live Kenya

“The authorities of the Krasnodar Territory [in Russia] intend to reimburse 70% of the costs of agricultural producers for the purchase of domestic sugar beet seeds… According to the governor, this year payments for the purchase of elite seeds have already exceeded 101 million rubles…Subsidizing seed purchases will have a positive effect on the development of the sugar-beet industry.”

“The Spanish Agricultural Guarantee Fund has set today, February 28, the final unitary amount of the aid associated with the beet corresponding to the CAP of 2018. The objective of this aid is to contribute to the maintenance of sugar beet cultivation in traditional production areas, as well as to favor the adequate supply of raw material to the associated processing industry to ensure the permanence of the sugar-beet agro-industrial complex.”
Agronews Castilla y León

“The government Thursday announced a soft loan of up to Rs 10,540 crore to the sugar industry to help mills clear mounting arrears to cane growers… “To help the sugar industry clear its cane dues arrears, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister today approved the proposal to provide soft loans to the extent of about Rs 7,900-10,540 crore to the sugar industry,” an official statement said.”
Times of India

“The Austrian Minister of Agriculture, Elisabeth Köstinger, has announced the granting of extraordinary financial resources for research in the sugar sector, so that it is better adapted to the future. In this way, it is intended to support Austrian producers who are currently facing a situation of price deterioration. This measure, worth € 1 million for the next 3 years, would be included in the “Sugar Beet Strategy”.”
Portal Caña

“A flood of sugar from India, the world’s largest producer, has forced Dubai’s top refiner to halt output for almost two months because of weak demand for its sweetener. Al Khaleej Sugar… blamed Indian sugar for depressing prices and boosting competition in areas that Al Khaleej supplies.”

“The [Indian] government left the floor price of sugarcane unchanged for this fiscal year, but increased the subsidy given to sugarcane farmers, thus easing the burden on mill owners… The price includes a government subsidy of Rs65.28 per quintal paid to sugarcane farmers. The subsidy was Rs60 per quintal last year. The government launched the subsidy to provide respite to sugarcane producers.”
Kathmandu Post

“The Indian government on Wednesday announced 5 million mt of mandated sugar exports for the 2018-19 (October-September) season. To aid the exports, the government announced a Rupee 139/mt ($1.9/mt) of sugarcane production subsidy along with a three tier transportation subsidy.”
S&P Global

“India, which is expected to surpass Brazil and become the world´s largest sugar exporter this year, in May approved a subsidy of 55 Indian rupees ($0.7623) per tonne of cane sold. Pakistan, whose sugar production has increased in recent years, in January quadrupled the volume of sugar eligible for export subsidies to 2 million tonnes to reduce excessive domestic supplies.”
The News International

“With reference to subsidies to factories, such as Monymusk, over the past two years and the decision by Pan Caribbean not to operate that factory next year, [Jamaica’s Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister] Shaw urged farmers of Clarendon and St Catherine to go ahead and “grow your sugar cane”, assuring them that the Government would take the crop off them next year.”
Jamaica Observer

“The [Egyptian] government actively controls the domestic sugar market through stockpiles and tariffs…”
The National
8 -25-18

“China will levy extra tariffs on out-of-quota sugar imports from all origins starting from Aug. 1, the Commerce Ministry said on Monday, just over a year after introducing hefty penalties on top growers including Brazil and Thailand.”