International Sugar Organization Elects Administrative Committee Chairman 

By: Jennifer Inah

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The Executive Secretary/CEO of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Mr. Kamar Bakrin, has been elected Chairman of International Sugar Organisation (ISO)‘s Administrative Committee.

This is one of the outcomes of the 64th Council Meeting of the ISO which took place in New Delhi, India.

The NSDC boss chaired several crucial meetings in the course of his recent trip to India which provided the basis for the main 64th ISO Council session.

Mr Barkin in a statement said “This appointment represents a major recognition for Nigeria. It provides an opportunity to further contribute to ISO’s policies, decisions, and initiatives, deepen our collaboration with leading sugar producers and producing countries and better advocate for Nigeria’s interests,”

It stated that the focus of the meeting was promoting the development and adoption of sugar as a sustainable biofuel as part of the global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emission

The Administrative Committee is responsible for overseeing and making recommendations on the conduct of ISO’s operations and keeping its policy and procedural information up-to-date.

The International Sugar Organisation ISO is an intergovernmental body dedicated to enhancing conditions in the global sugar market by addressing challenges and fostering cooperation to maintain stability and sustainability in the industry.

Its 87 member states represent 92% of exports, 87% of sugar production, 64% of sugar consumption and 34% of imports.

 

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