ASSOCIATION OF THE  CARIBBEAN (SAC) 

The WICSCBS is owned by the Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC). This is an association of the sugar industries of the English speaking  Caribbean. The member countries are:  Barbados,  Belize,  Guyana, and  Jamaica.

SAC was formed in 1962 (originally named the West Indies Sugar Association). 

West Indies Sugarcane Breeding and Evaluation Network (WISBEN) 

The WICSCBS serves to co-ordinate the breeding and selection of new varieties for the West Indies Sugarcane Breeding and Evaluation Network (WISBEN). The Station makes over 900 crosses each year and distributes the resulting seeds (fuzz) to the members of WISBEN who then implement local selection programmes to develop new varieties adapted to their own environments. 

Members also exchange promising varieties among themselves for inclusion in the local selection programmes. The Station co-ordinates this exchange and ensures that the movement of germplasm is performed in a safe manner.

WISBEN Members



SAC Members

Barbados,  Belize,  Guyana,  Jamaica, St  Kitts,  Trinidad and Tobago

Non-SAC Members 
Azucarera Nacional SA, Panama
Central Romana Corporation Ltd., Dominican Republic
Compania Azucarera La Estrella SA, Panama
Compagnie Sucriere Senegalaise, Senegal
Cristobal Colon C. por A., Dominican Republic
French African Companies (through CIRAD-CA, France)
Ingenio Tabogo, Costa Rica
Martinique and Guadeloupe (through CIRAD-CA, France)
Ramu Sugar Co. Ltd., Papua New Guinea
Sudanese Sugar Copany Ltd, Sudan

WISBEN CONTACTS
BARBADOS 
Mr. Harm de Boer
Barbados Agriculture Management Company
Agronomy Research and Variety Testing Unit
Groves
St. George
Barbados
Tel.: 1-246-433-4157
Email: arvtu@caribsurf.com

 

BELIZE
Mr. Eduardo Zetina
Belize Sugar Industries Ltd.
Tower Hill
Orange Walk
Belize
Tel.: 011-501-322-150
Email: Eduardo.Zetina@belizesugar.com

 

GUYANA
Dr. Harold Davis
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
LBI Estate
East Coast Demarara
Guyana
Tel.: 011-592-220-2261
Email: 
HaroldD@guysuco.com

 

JAMAICA
Mr. Trevor Falloon
Sugar Industry Research Institute
Kendal Road
Mandeville
Manchester
Jamaica
Tel.: 1-876-962-2241/1287
Email: falloont@cwjamaica.com

 

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