The main activity of the project is a 2 day workshop international workshop with the overall objective of assessing constraints and identifying opportunities for achieving self-sufficiency in the sugarcane industry. The workshop is being convened as a regional event to share experiences and knowledge related to achieving sugar self sufficiency in South East Asia. The Workshop will facilitate stronger linkages between the government, scientists, sugar companies and the private sector and this will assist in increasing production towards achieving sugar self-sufficiency. One of the expected results from the proposed project is a arrangement for collaborative research among countries in South East Asia. Representatives from successful sugar industries outside of the region, for example from South America, will be invited to share experience and facilitate future transfer of expertise and technology.