Sugar Regulatory Administration (Philippines)
The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA; Filipino: Pangasiwaan sa Regulasyon ng Asukal; Hiligaynon: Administrasyon sa Regulasyon sang Kalamay) is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Agriculture responsible for promoting the growth and development of the sugar industry of the Philippines through greater participation of the private sector and to improve the working conditions of the laborers.
The legal mandate of SRA is embodied in Executive Order No. 18 dated May 28, 1986 creating the Sugar Regulatory Administration. It states that the policy of the State is to promote the growth & development of the sugar industry through greater participation of the private sector and to improve the working conditions of the laborers.
RA 10659 or the Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2015 further declares the policy of the State to promote the competitiveness of the sugarcane industry and maximize the utilization of sugarcane resources, and improve the incomes of farmers and farm workers, through improved productivity, product diversification, job generation, and increased efficiency of sugar mills.
RA 9367 or the Biofuels Act of 2006 mandated SRA as member of the National Biofuel Board (NBB) to develop and implement policies supporting the Philippine Biofuel Program and ensure bioethanol feedstock supply and security of domestic sugar supply.See more