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Screen_Shot_2015-01-28_at_8.27.01_PMThe sugar crop is underway and deliveries continue to flow into the factory despite a mechanical failure experience on Monday. Operations should return to normalcy tomorrow. This year, for the first time in the history of the industry, the harvesting and delivery schedules are different as there are two new associations. Add to that, the crop started late and this leads to additional changes in the operations as it concerns deliveries. We understand that the Sugar Cane Production Committee has proposed that cane farmers deliver eighty percent of their cane in an effort to allow each farmer an opportunity to make deliveries to the factory. Chair of the Committee of Management at the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, Ezequiel Cansino explains.


Ezequiel Cansino – Chair, CoM BSCFA


“La situación es de que ya llevamos un atraso y la sobre producción que tenemos entonces es obvio de que no todos vamos a poder sacar todo la caña y viendo lo que sucedió el año pasado más de cien caneros quedaron en cero no metieron un pedazo de caña y esto es el propósito que queremos que se ponga un límite especialmente con los jefes de grupo para cada canero de un 80% para todos, así para que ningún canero queden sin entrega cana porque no queremos que se repita como el año pasado.”


The BSCFA accounts for 997, 000 tons of sugar cane for this crop season. We understand that as part of this year’s schedules farmers cannot switch from one association to the next until the crop is over. This is in an effort to establish an official list of membership within all three existing associations.

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