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SWAZILAND SUGAR OUTPUT SEEN UP 25 PERCENT IN 5 YEARS.

Swaziland's sugar production is likely to jump by a quarter in the next five years, thanks to more land being put under cultivation, an industry group said. Mike Matsebula, chief executive of Swaziland Sugar Association, told Reuters at a conference on sugar in the Kenyan capital Nairobi the southern African producer of the sweetener will also raise production by about 11 percent this year. "We are currently producing, in round numbers, 600,000 tonnes (per year). In five years, we will be producing an additional 150,000 tonnes at least," he said. Sugar is the second biggest source of foreign exchange for the country, ranked third-largest sugar producer in Africa.

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