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Cuba is getting ready for a small but more efficient harvest

zafra-580x386In mid-November, the sugar harvest should begin in Cuba in 23 sugar mills, a lower figure than in the previous contest, which “we must ensure that they are efficient, that they have a level of resources that guarantee stable production,” said the first secretary. of the Central Committee of the Party and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, during a meeting that evaluated the preparations for the 2022-2023 sugar harvest.

In the exchange, linked by videoconference from the Palace of the Revolution with the 13 territories involved in the harvest and in which Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz and Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa participated, the implementation of the new concept for planning the harvest was reviewed. .

According to Julio Andrés García Pérez, President of AZCUBA, it is about planning the harvest so that it is objective, flexible and, although small, with good practices, concentrating resources in fewer plants to achieve greater efficiency.

Sustain the harvest, he said, in the real financing that may be available and under the principle of guaranteeing internal consumption and obtaining derivatives of that production, such as animal feed, alcohol and honey that allow an export plan depending on the prices in the market.

The plan will focus on a new business model, where the planning is financial and not only measuring sugar production, considering the circular economy as a priority, as well as the science and innovation model, said García Pérez.

According to him, 6,574,000 tons of cane must be milled and 455,198 tons of sugar produced, destined for the Family Basket and other consumption of the economy such as tourism, medicines, industrial production and for export.

Deputy Prime Minister Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca specified that it is essential to rescue discipline in everything we do. The works are going well, there is a good response from the sugar producers, but the quality certification of the repairs by the AZCUBA technical teams is essential.

Tapia Fonseca considered it essential that the workers control how much they are going to earn each day, each week, from the main tasks, and that they feel that if the central does not grind their economic results they will not be good, because it has already been clarified that this year there will be no more subsidies for losses in the sector.

Efficiency indicators are the main weapon of this harvest, which will be “the beginning of sugarcane recovery in the country,” predicted the deputy prime minister, who also drew attention to the constant monitoring that AZCUBA directors and the main authorities must provide. of the territories to the repair and maintenance work to guarantee the following sugar dispute in the mills that do not grind in it.

(Taken from the site of the Presidency)


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