The core function of SRI emphasises the development and dissemination of customer-oriented, demand-driven technologies for:
⦁ Maximised production and profitability of sugarcane and related crops
⦁ Enhancement of factory performance and efficiency, as well as
⦁ Utilisation and value-addition of the milling co-products.
To achieve this end research programmes have been divided into five thematic areas, that define the different technical departments, as follows: