The sugar industry is a global industry that involves the cultivation of sugarcane and sugar beet, as well as the production, refining and distribution of sugar. Sugar is used as a sweetener in food and beverages, and is also used in the production of many other products such as ethanol and animal feed.
Mauritius is a major producer of sugar, and the sugar industry has been a key part of the country's economy for many centuries. The sugarcane cultivation and the sugar factories are closely linked to the country's history and culture. The sugar industry was the main source of revenue for the island until the 20th century and still remains an important sector of the economy, providing employment and income for many people.
The sugar industry in Mauritius has been facing a lot of challenges in recent years, such as competition from other countries and a decrease in the demand for sugar in the global market. In response, the government and private sector have been investing in diversification and modernisation of the sugar industry to increase efficiency and competitiveness.