Expogranel The Guatemalan Sugar reaches 43 countries - Sugar from Guatemala sweetened 43 countries in 2021. Last year, sugar and its byproducts represented 4% of the country’s total exports, equivalent to 520 million dollars in foreign currency for the country. The main countries to which Guatemalan Sugar was exported in 2021 were the United States, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Haiti, Libya, Jamaica, Italy, …
Fundazucar's Better Families Program Fundazucar celebrates 32 years of promoting health, education, and development on the South of Guatemala - 32 years ago, the Guatemalan Sugar Industry joined forces and created the Sugar Foundation -Fundazucar-, which was born as the dream of a group of visionary businessmen who bet on education to promote development on the South of Guatemala. Fundazucar is the social arm of the Guatemalan Sugar Industry, since 1990 it promotes the integral …
Sugar producers from Central America launch campaign to prevent child labor Sugar producers from Central America launch campaign to prevent child labor - The Sugar Producers of the Central American Isthmus Association (AICA) and the sugar organizations of the six countries in the region launched the campaign “Yo te cuido!” (I take care of you!) with the aim of cont raising awareness about the importance of preventing child labor in the sector. “In Guatemala we promote the Better …
The Guatemalan Sugar will reforest 900 thousend trees in 2022 The Guatemalan Sugar Industry will reach in 2022 more than 7.7 million trees reforested - The Guatemalan Sugar Industry together with the Private Institute for Climate Change Research -ICC- and local partners carried out the program for the recovery and conservation of forests for the eleventh consecutive year, with the planting of 900,000 trees in 400 hectares of land with species such as: cedar, mahogany, Ear Pod Tree, Picconia excelsa, …
The Guatemalan Sugar Industry takes part in the UN meeting on water, energy, biodiversity, and health The Guatemalan Sugar Industry takes part in the UN meeting on water, energy, biodiversity, and health - This month in New York was held the event “The role of private industry in support of the SDGs in the areas of water, energy, biodiversity and health”, organized by the Guatemalan Sugar Producers Association -Asazgua- and the Organization of United Nations. The Guatemalan Sugar Industry is part of the Network of Sustainable Water and …
Cengicana 30 anniversary - Azúcar de Guatemala Cengicaña celebrates 30 years of contributing to the development of the country - The Guatemalan Sugar Industry celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Guatemalan Center for Research and Training of Sugar Cane -Cengicaña-, a union organization that with its work has contributed to the growth, development, and competitiveness of the Sugar Industry. With a long-term vision, Cengicaña was founded in 1992 by the member sugar mills of the …
The Ocosito River has the first hydrometric station in the basin. Hydrometric station measures the flow of river in Guatemala - The Guatemalan Sugar Industry is committed to the care and conservation of the environment, and is part of the Ocosito river Basin Technical Committee, and gave support to the installation of a Hydrometric Station to measure the flow of the Ocosito River. The Technical Committee took a tour to verify progress in flow measurement, user …
The Guatemalan Sugar Industry actively participates in the UN Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions Network The Guatemalan Sugar Industry actively participates in the UN Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions Network - In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agenda establishes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a total of 169 goals and 230 related global indicators designed to stimulate concrete actions until 2030. In order to comply with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, in 2018 …
Bird seeing in forest within cane fields in Guatemala Did you know that 248 species of birds live in forests of the Guatemalan Sugar Industry? - The Private Institute for Climate Change Research -ICC- has conducted studies that count 248 distinct species of birds that inhabit forests within the cane fields of the South of Guatemala, area where the sugarcane grows. Those forests along with the roads, forests, rivers, plants, and animal life are called the “agro landscape.” In addition, ICC …
Tree nurseries of the Guatemalan Sugar Industry for reforestation The Guatemalan Sugar Industry gets ready with 900 thousand trees - ThThe Guatemalan Sugar Industry and the Private Institute for Climate Change Research -ICC- have 900,000 trees in 63 nurseries as part of the Reforestation Plan. In the nurseries, 26 species of trees are grown, such as cedar, mahogany, eucalyptus, pine, among others. The nurseries are in 39 municipalities in the departments of Escuintla, Sacatepequez, Santa …