Almacen de azucar en Expogranel Did you know that Guatemala is the second largest sugar exporter in Latin America and the fifth worldwide? - According to data from the International Sugar Organization, Guatemala is the second largest sugar exporter in Latin America and the fifth worldwide. In addition, it is the third largest sugar producer in Latin America and the Caribbean. Research and development, a fundamental pillar for the Guatemalan Sugar Industry, has contributed to improve efficiency and competitiveness …
The Guatemalan Sugar Industry cogenerates renewable energy Did you know that sugar cane bagasse is a source to generate renewable energy? - To produce sugar, the juice is the raw material and the squeezed and crushed cane, called “Bagasse” is a residue, which thanks to the research has become a source of renewable energy. The energy generation of the Guatemalan Sugar Industry is strategic for the country since it takes place during the season of cane harvest …
Water cooling system Guatemalan Sugar The Guatemalan Sugar Industry adopts actions to optimize water - In the production of sugar, the Guatemalan Sugar Industry has implemented new technologies and processes, both in the cultivation of sugar cane and in industrial activities, to reduce its consumption of water. Guatemala is a country with high vulnerability to the effects of Climate Change and agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by …
Guatemala Zafra season contributes to the reactivation of the economy The start of the Zafra season contributes to the reactivation of the economy - The start of the Zafra contributes to the reactivation of the economy. The activities of the Guatemalan Sugar Industry generates more than 54 thousand direct jobs and 270 thousand indirect ones. The Guatemalan Sugar Industry is an economic engine for the country since it generates an economic footprint of more than US$ 1,188 million each …
Health professionals are trained thanks to Fundazúcar's “Health Comes First” program Health professionals are trained with the “Health Comes First” program of Fundazucar - More than 437 health professionals from 65 health posts and health centers on the South of Guatemala are trained with the “Health Comes First” program of the Sugar Foundation -Fundazucar- in alliance with the Ministry of Health and Social Assistance with the aim of promoting health preventive in the communities. Since 2016 Fundazucar, in alliance with …
practicas de conservacion de suelos The Guatemalan Sugar Industry works hard on Soil conservation practices - Soil conservation are practices to stop or avoid erosion, conserve the soil, and improve its fertility and productivity and the Guatemalan Sugar Industry is committed to enforce such measures. The Guatemalan Center for Research and Training of Sugarcane -Cengicaña- published in 1994 the first study of soils in the sugarcane zone and since 2012, it …
The Guatemalan Sugar Industry delivered 7,336 kits with personal protective equipment for health workers The Guatemalan Sugar Industry delivered 7,336 personal protection equipment for health workers - The Guatemalan Sugar Industry supports the efforts of health workers who are on the front line in the fight against COVID-19 and, through its Sugar Foundation, has delivered supplies to 65 health services and 26 municipalities from the South of Guatemala. Since the beginning of the pandemic until August 2021, 7,336 kits with personal protection equipment have …
The carbon footprint of Guatemalan Sugar is one of the lowest internationally - The carbon footprint of Guatemalan Sugar is one of the lowest internationally The Guatemalan Sugar Industry, committed to the sustainable management of the environment and the mitigation of climate change, has made efforts in its production processes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; as a result, the carbon footprint of Guatemalan Sugar is one of the …
Guatemalan cane irrigation system The sugarcane crops in Guatemala use 47% less water compared with the rest of the world - As part of the commitment to the rational use of water, the Guatemalan Sugar Industry has adopted several measures that allow them to be more efficient and sustainable with the environment, as a result, each ton of sugarcane produced in Guatemala uses 47% less water than the cane produced at world level. The water footprint …
Chefs from Monterrico are trained for the economic reactivation of the tourist area Chefs from seaside village in Guatemala are trained to boost economy and tourism - Monterrico, a seaside village located 148 kilometers (92 miles) South from Guatemala City, is located on the Pacific Ocean coast of Guatemala, and is popular with national and foreign tourists for its volcanic sand beaches and the annual influx of sea turtles. This village is one of four that the Guatemalan Sugar Industry supports to …