Despite the effects of the pandemic and global logistical problems, the sugar sector is betting on a recovery in production during the 2021-2022 harvest, with an expectation of 57 million quintals.

In November, the harvesting and processing of sugar cane began, an activity known as zafra, which is carried out in much of the southern coast of the country, with the labor contribution of more than 56 thousand people who will remain employed until April or May of 2022.

Alfredo Vila, president of the Guatemalan Sugar Association (Asazgua), spoke to Prensa Libre and stated that the expectation is good for this harvest, as there are better weather conditions and although crop production was a little lower, productivity per ton reed was higher, which is a compensator.

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