Nancy S. Doloriel


Sugarcane is one of the most important industrial crops in the world. It is cultivated for various food and non-food products and by-products. This study aimed to evaluate the productivity and profitability of sugarcane farming by farm size and by a number of ratoon crops.Results revealed that there was a significant difference in the productivity of inputs by farm size and by a number of ratoon crops. Large sugarcane farm size and first ratoon utilization were highest and most productive significantly than other farm sizes and number of ratoon crops. Regarding profitability by farm size and by a number of ratoon crops, it revealed that there was a significant difference at one percent (1%) level of probability. Moreover, large sugarcane farm was the most profitable of the three farm sizes. The first ratoon, on the other hand, was the most profitable of the three ratoon croppings.


sugarcane, productivity, profitability, ratoon, farm size

Full Text:



Dlamini, M. B. and Masuku, M. B. (2012). Profitability of smallholder sugarcane farming in swaziland: the case of Komati Downstream Development Programme (KDDP) sugar farmers’ associations, 2005-2011. Environment and Natural Resources Research Vol. 2, No. 4, 1-7.

Kamruzzaman, M. and Hasanuzzaman, M. (2007). Factors affecting profitability of sugarcane production as monoculture and as intercrop in selected areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research, 32 (3), 433-444.

Naeem, M. K. (2007). Assessment of profitability of sugarcane crop in Faisalabad district. Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Sciences, 30-33.

Nazir, A., Jariko, G. A and Junejo, M. A. (2013). Factors affecting sugarcane production in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences Vol.7 No.1, 128-140.

Padilla-Fernandez, D. M. and Nuthall, P. L. (2012). Farm size and its effect on the productive efficiency of sugarcane farms in Central Negros, the Philippines. J. ISSAAS, 15 (1), 77-90.

Salassi, M. E. and Delibert M. A. (2011). 2011 projected sugar cane production farm cost and returns model a farm planning/decision tool for Louisiana Sugarcane Growers. Staff Report No. 2011-02.

Sugar Regulatory Annual Report 2014.


  • There are currently no refbacks.