Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Sugar Sector in Zambia (2010)
Zambia has benefited from the provisions of the EU/ACP Sugar Protocol, allowing it to export a quota of sugar to the EU market at a guaranteed price. In 2006, the EU common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector was reformed. This reform has involved a reduction of the EU sugar prices by 36% by 2009, which is reflected in the price obtained by ACP Sugar Protocol countries. The European Commission has proposed an assistance scheme to help the Sugar Protocol countries, who depend on the EU market, to adapt to the new situation.