The goals of the institute for the next six years are to:

  • Increase productivity and/or reduce costs of cultivation and processing of sugarcane and of its co-products processing;
  • Diversify sugarcane land use and processing industries;
  • Protect sugarcane-growing/producing environment;
  • Transfer technologies and promote their adoption;
  • Ensure formulation and implementation of appropriate policies and regulatory measures required for the development of the sugar sector by relevant authorities; and
  • Develop human resources with high-calibre scientists and state-of-the art research infrastructure, and gain access to latest scientific literature whilst providing the staff with congenial working and living environment to enable cutting-edge research in sugarcane and improve research outputs.