The 20⋅20⋅20 initiative has delivered positive results, since it was launched. In 2017/18, the top 20 per cent of farms achieved an average sugar yield of 15,9 tonnes per hectare – in comparison in 2011 the top 20 per cent achieved 14,2 tonnes.. The yield increase has been achieved by improving growing techniques rather than by using more nutrients, fuel and pesticides. This means that the environmental impact per kg of sugar has been decreased as yields go up.
Torsten Thuresson, grower, Sweden