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Title:O proteccionismo e a produçao de açucar na africa central e equatorial (angola, moçambique, zaire, zimbabwe), 1910-1945
Author:Clarence-Smith, G.ISNI
Periodical:Revista internacional de estudos Africanos
Geographic terms:Angola
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subject:cane sugar
Abstract:The sugar industries of Central and Equatorial Africa pushed up their share of world production during the interwar years, while still accounting for less than one percent of the cane sugar output of the world. Unlike every other European metropolis, Portugal continued its ban on beet sugar cultivation at home to protect the interests of colonial producers. Angola and Mozambique thus became by far the largest producers in the region. In the Belgian Congo (Zaire), the sugar industry was a later development, only coming on stream in 1929. To save the Congolese company in the 1930s, the Belgian government braved the fury of beet sugar producers at home to guarantee Congolese sugar a market in Belgium. In Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), the main emphasis in the mid-1930s was on creating a sugar refining industry for the market of British Central Africa, importing Mozambican raw sugar. Notes, ref.