II.3 - The ACP Sugar Research Programme

Report
ACP Sugar Research Programme
The sugar research projects supported
by the ACP group of States and funded
by the EU
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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 …
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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
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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
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Organisation
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Partners & Centres localisation
SIRI
Jamaïca
WICSCBS
Barbados
SAC
Trinidad & Tobago
SSA
Swaziland
Partners
Members
ACP countries
SRIF
Fiji
MSIRI
Mauritius
BSES
Australia
Scientific & technical networks
MSIRI
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Scientific & technical networks
SIRI
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Scientific & technical networks
SRIF
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Scientific & technical networks
WICSCBS
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THE PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN
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Promotion of new cane varieties
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Project : Improving the capacity of sugar cane breeding in the Caribbean by investing in state-ofthe-art laboratory equipment.
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Project : Increasing sugar cane productivity through the development of “high sucrose and early
ripening” genotypes.
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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
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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.
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Objectives : The development of new cane varieties with improved performances is accelerated and the number of samples processed
in each participating country is increased.
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
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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
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of genotype with bloodline from genus Erianthus.
Reduction of sugar cane cost of production and
limitation of negative impacts on the environment
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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
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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.
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Reduction of sugar losses from processing and
promotion of value addition for cane by-products
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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.
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Project : Develop incineration technology, to dispose of vinasse
•
Objectives : Saving on fertiliser costs (80% of potash returned back to fields, etc.).
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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.
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Overview of the Projects calendars
2010
D
Project
Start
End
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Duration
Q3
1
Sugar Research Programme (SRP)
02/10/2009
31/12/2014
273.8s
2
3.3 Vinasse incineration
13/08/2010
25/12/2012
123.6s
3
2.2 Optimisation of P frtiliser application
13/08/2010
12/08/2013
156.4s
4
3.2 Energy efficiency audit
13/08/2010
12/08/2013
156.4s
5
2.3 Smallholder water use efficiency Swaziland
15/11/2010
15/11/2013
157s
6
1.1 Lab equipment regional breeding programme
10/12/2010
09/12/2013
156.4s
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1.4 Family selection
10/12/2010
09/12/2013
156.4s
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3.1 Dextran measurement
10/12/2010
17/09/2014
196.8s
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1.5 Nobilisation of Erianthus
10/12/2010
26/09/2014
198.2s
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1.3 International quarantine facility
13/08/2010
12/08/2014
208.6s
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2.4 Irrigation management system
13/08/2010
12/08/2014
208.6s
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1.2 Early ripenning, high-yieldng genotypes
13/08/2010
09/01/2015
230.2s
3
2.1 Bio-pesticides white grubs
13/08/2010
09/01/2015
230.2s
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3.4 Bio-plastics
13/08/2010
09/01/2015
230.2s
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4.3.1 Thematic workshops Mid term
01/10/2012
05/10/2012
1s
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4.3.2 Thematic workshops Final
03/11/2014
17/11/2014
2.2s
Q4
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q1
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Q2
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
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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
€ 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
Develop use of bio-pesticides, to control
sugarcane white grub
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Overview of the project’s budgets
Projects in « Reduction of sugar losses from
processing and promotion of value addition for
cane by-products”
Overall cost
Granted
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
€ 1,312,675
€ 934,500
Develop cost effective technology, to produce bio
plastics from sugarcane biomass
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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
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THE COORDINATING UNIT
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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
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Activities of the CU
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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
1- Lead and administration of the
Programme
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Liaise as often as possible,
– with the Research Centres
– with the Scientific Advisory Group
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Collect information
– on researches undertaken in sugar cane sector
– On capacity building offers…
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Prepare and present files to the ACP Secretariat for approval
– Financial requests
– Amendment requests
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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
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Report to the ACP Subcommittee on Sugar
Organise the annual Steering Committee meetings
Ensure the scientific quality of the projects
1- Lead and administration of the
Programme
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Budget lines
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 rights
50,000
Controlling Scientific quality
57,000
Assistance, support, specific studies
950 man/days
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Administration Tools
• MS Project
Activities of the CU
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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
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…
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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
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, NewDelhi, 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)
Operations undertaken
• Workshops held by the centres
– A training workshop was held in Barbados at the
WICSCBS in October 2011.
– Drip irrigation in Mauritius, May 2011 / Netafim
Activities of the CU
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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
3 - Networking
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Social networks (Com4Dev)
Capacity4Dev (EU)
Programme’s website
International conferences (ie. ACP Sugar
Group; ISO)
• SRP network (ISSCT / IAPSIT/ Cirad / Sofreco /
eRcane / Harrewelle )
Activities of the CU
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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
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
4 - Dissemination through the use of a
modern ICT system
• The newsletter
Activities of the CU
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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
5- Projects administration and
financial management
• Situation of the contracts
Centre
N° contract
Documents
Signed
MSIRI
SSA
SRIF
2010/242-079
Funding request
returned
Signed
returned
Funds
(1st instalment)
Requested
began
transfered
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August 2010
SAC-WICSCBS
2010/247-871
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December 2010
SIA-SIRI
2010/247-866
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December 2010
Centre
2010/238-752
2010/256-336
N° contract
Progress
report
MSIRI
2010/242-079
SSA
2010/238-752
SRIF
2010/256-336
SAC-WICSCBS
2010/247-871
SIA-SIRI
2010/247-866
Funding
request
Documents
Financial
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Sent
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amount
1.600.000
57.533
296.551
116.567
430.372
Funds
(2cd installment)
Requested
November 2010
December 2010
End
transfered
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December 2014
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November 2013
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December 2014
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August 2014
December 2013
5- Projects administration and
financial management
• Situation of the contracts
Centre
N° contract
Rule of origin
(spectracane)
Signed
returned
MSIRI
2010/242-079
SSA
2010/238-752
SRIF
2010/256-336
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SAC-WICSCBS
2010/247-871
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SIA-SIRI
2010/247-866
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Centre
N° contract
2010/242-079
SSA
2010/238-752
SRIF
2010/256-336
SAC-WICSCBS
2010/247-871
SIA-SIRI
2010/247-866
Signed
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returned
Requested
transfered
Requested
transfered
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Call for supply
Signed
MSIRI
Rule of origin
(germination
chamber)
returned
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Signed
returned
5- Projects administration and
financial management
• Support to the Administrative managers
(EDF Procedures)
Support the WICSCBS
Spectracane
Support the SRIF
Spectracane
Support the SIRI
Contract Amendment
Support the MSIRI
Scientific equipment
Support the TSSA
Call for supply
Rule of origin
Contract amendment
Progress reports
Call for supply
Rule of origin
Workshop attendance
Progress reports
Call for supply
Progress reports
Call for supply
Workshop attendance
Progress reports
Progress reports
Intervention MSIRI
3 days
14/03/2011
17/03/2011
Overall situation
Intervention SSA
2 days
18/03/2011
20/03/2011
Overall situation
Intervention SIRI
3 days
15/01/2012
18/01/2012
Overall situation
Intervention WICSCBS
3 days
18/01/2012
21/01/2012
Overall situation
Intervention SRIF
3 days
7/02/2012
10/02/2012
Overall situation
Administration Tools
Administration Tools
• « Storm » on the ACP-SRP website
Activities for the next period
(2012 – 2014)
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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
Future & Forecasted operations
• Courses
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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 28th congress in Brazil, June 2013
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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’
Where to find information ?
www.acp-srp.eu
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Info, news , call for proposals
Time lines
Events
Projects description
Scientific Articles; reference texts
Useful links
Access to the other networks
– www.com4Dev.com
– www.capacity4dev.eu
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Where to find information ?
www.com4dev.com
• Com4Dev
• Website
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Contacts
• The Coordinating Unit
– [email protected]
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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:
– www.acp-srp.eu
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