Cuban Sugar Harvest Kicks off in November


Radio Cadena Agramonte reports that Cuba’s 2013-2014 sugar cane campaign will start November 20 with the first harvesting and processing activities taking place in the western province of Mayabeque. Here, workers with the Manuel Fajardo sugar plant expect to make their industry the most productive plant over the next 10 years.

Following the start in western Cuba, other sugar plants will kick off grinding the sugar cane in Matanzas province during an industrial process that includes 49 sugar mills in all, some of which will start operations in December and others in early 2014.

Cuban sugar workers are looking forwards to maintaining their industry’s growing tendency over the past three years, where the sector reported 7, 16 and 8 percent growth if compared to previous campaigns. The industrial processes also increased its output of alcohol, animal feed and electricity, according to Azucuba Sugar Entrepreneurial Organization.

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