Cuban sugar industry seeks to solve problems

A report published on Friday in the daily Granma addresses the issue taking into account the difficulties caused mainly by the American blockade against the Cuban economy and the impact of Covid-19.

One of the problems is the inability of the harvest to resolve breakages and interruptions in operation.

This was discussed during a review of the work commission, made up of government officials, the Azcuba business group, as well as union leaders and the Association of Small Farmers (ANAP).

This evaluation focused on the sugar cane campaign in agro-industrial enterprises in the central and eastern regions of Cuba.

He clarified that there are several issues behind the financial limitations caused, among other factors, by the blockade and the global economic crisis, due to the pandemic.

Difficulties in procuring much-needed supplies, such as batteries, tires, parts, parts and aggregates for the various technologies, is one of the reasons why sugar mills have started the milling season with a deficit. in the completion of cutting means. .

The authorities insisted that with the restructuring of the sector and the creation of 56 sugar companies and a sugar cane company, a 50% increase in plantings was expected for 2022, compared to the actual growth of Last year.

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Rachel J. Bradford