The 2018/2019 harvest exceeded the expectations of the Salvadoran producers and closed with a production of 17.13 million quintals (787,980 tonnes) of sugar, the highest level in the last six years, according to the Salvadoran Council of the Sugar Agroindustry (CONSAA).
El Salvador – Sugar industry relieved as court suspends “provisionally” cancellation of FTA with Taiwan [Registered]
The highest court in El Salvador ordered on 12th March suspended “provisionally” the cancellation of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that the Central American nation maintains with Taiwan, for the alleged violation of the rights and legal security of the sugar sector, according to local press reports.
Cane growers in El Salvador using drones have seen their yields increase by up to 15% according to the Salvadoran company Drontek.
El Salvador – Corsain selling its shares in 4 sugar mills to factory workers and cane growers [Full subscriber]
The Salvadoran Corporation for Investments (Corsain), the government decreed institution announced through local newspapers in early September that it has made available to cane growers and workers for purchase shares of four of the sugar mills that operate in the country.
Sugar production in 2016/17 (Nov/Oct) is forecast to reach 768,200 tonnes, up from 648,600 t in 2015/16, according to the president of the national sugar association, Mario Salaverría.
Cane production was down by 18% in 2015/16, while sugar production was 12% less than the previous year, according to the president of El Salvador’s Sugar Association Mario Salaverría.
One of the major issues for the miller has been that during peak production its many employees can end up working multiple shifts around the clock, day and night. As such, employee administration could be very complex and time-consuming, with increased risk of fraudulent work records being produced as well.