Azcuba Invokes a Confusing ‘Business Model’ To Avoid Another Disastrous Sugar Harvest

14ymedio, Madrid, 1 December 2023 — After the “small but more efficient” harvest of 2023, a new edition will begin next week, which will be “superior to the previous one.” This is how Julio García Pérez, director of Azcuba, defined the production scheduled for 2024 this Thursday on the Cuban State Television program Mesa Redonda … Continue reading “Azcuba Invokes a Confusing ‘Business Model’ To Avoid Another Disastrous Sugar Harvest”

Cuba’s Official Press Annoyed by the Forecasts of Another Disastrous Sugar Harvest

14ymedio, Madrid, 27 November 2023 — Everything seems to indicate that we will have to dust off the headlines warning of the worst sugar harvest in the history of Cuba. The official State newspaper Granma warned this Sunday that the campaign will take place in a “very tense scenario” and closes the door to optimism, regretting … Continue reading “Cuba’s Official Press Annoyed by the Forecasts of Another Disastrous Sugar Harvest”

With 30 Percent of the Expected Cane Sown, Another Disastrous Sugar Harvest Is Coming in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 28 June 2023 — The sugar cane planting campaign in Cuba makes us fear the worst, again, for the next harvest. In Sancti Spíritus, only 30% of the harvest plan for the spring campaign – which runs from January to June – was fulfilled, said Aselio Sánchez Cadalso, director of Coordination and Supervision … Continue reading “With 30 Percent of the Expected Cane Sown, Another Disastrous Sugar Harvest Is Coming in Cuba”

Cuban Rum Exports Fall Due to the Bad Sugar Harvest and the ‘Lack of Containers’ in Matanzas

14ymedio, Havana, 27 January 2023 — Companies in Matanzas, Cuba, fell far short of their export goals in 2022, some as much as 85% short of the plan. The directors of the province attributed the failure to productive stagnation, the lack of supplies and the absence of “strengths” in the industrial sector, as they explained this Friday to … Continue reading “Cuban Rum Exports Fall Due to the Bad Sugar Harvest and the ‘Lack of Containers’ in Matanzas”

The First Data for the Sugar Harvest in Cuba Confirm the Worst Official Forecasts

14ymedio, Havana, January 6, 2022 — As expected, sugar production in Cuba does not seem to surpass the worst prospects. In the first two months of the 2022-2023 cycle, only 69% of what was expected has been obtained, the state group Azcuba confirmed to the State newspaper Granma. The problems remain the same as in … Continue reading “The First Data for the Sugar Harvest in Cuba Confirm the Worst Official Forecasts”

Cuban Sugar Harvest in Ciego de Avila Winding Down Because Chinese Operators Haven’t Arrived

14ymedio, Havana, 24 March 2022 — Sugar production in Cuba this year seems unable to overcome the worst prospects. In Ciego de Ávila, the authorities have reported several “breaks” in two plants that limit “the parameters of efficiency and productivity.” Eduardo Larrosa Vázquez, an official of the State’s Azcuba group in that province, declared to … Continue reading “Cuban Sugar Harvest in Ciego de Avila Winding Down Because Chinese Operators Haven’t Arrived”

This Year’s Sugar Harvest Announced Even Worse Than Last Year’s and Cuba Will Have to Import Sugar

14ymedio, Havana, 24 November 2021 — The Azcuba State monopoly itself has filled its latest statements with caution when announcing the start of this year’s sugar harvest on the island: no good news is in sight for the sector. “The most important thing is to talk with the sugar workers about the difficult conditions in … Continue reading “This Year’s Sugar Harvest Announced Even Worse Than Last Year’s and Cuba Will Have to Import Sugar”

Cuba Closes the Worst Sugar Harvest in More Than a Century and Will Have to Import for the Domestic Market

14ymedio, Havana, 11 May 2021 — Catastrophe in the Cuban sugar industry. The preliminary results of this year’s harvest are worse than expected and production is hitting rock bottom. With a harvest of just 816,000 tons of sugar, 68% of the 1.2 million planned, the Island has the worst figure since 1908. The state monopoly Azcuba has … Continue reading “Cuba Closes the Worst Sugar Harvest in More Than a Century and Will Have to Import for the Domestic Market”

Cuba Again Records One of the Worst Sugar Harvests in its History

14ymedio, Havana, 10 June 2019 —  The official press has again hidden the data of the just concluded sugar harvest. Instead of absolute numbers, a spokesperson for the Azcuba business group said that the sugar harvest was 13% of the proposed plan. This was reported to Prensa Latina by the spokesman of the sugar group, Liobel … Continue reading “Cuba Again Records One of the Worst Sugar Harvests in its History”

Cuban Authorities Acknowledge Food Shortages and Problems with the Sugar Harvest

14ymedio, Havana, 13 March 2019 — Cuban authorities acknowledged on Wednesday the shortages of several staples such as eggs, chicken, cooking oil and flour while admitting the failure to meet their sugar production plans. According to the official newspaper Granma, in the session of a meeting chaired by the first secretary of the Communist Party, … Continue reading “Cuban Authorities Acknowledge Food Shortages and Problems with the Sugar Harvest”

Cuba’s 2018 Sugar Harvest At Risk Due to a Shortage of Cane in the Fields

14ymedio, Havana, 9 January 2018 — The ravages of Hurricane Irma on Cuban agriculture have left a serious impact on the sugar sector that will influence the results of the upcoming harvest. With some 835,000 acres of cane fallen and broken, in addition to another 227,000 flooded, 45% of the sown cane was affected, according to … Continue reading “Cuba’s 2018 Sugar Harvest At Risk Due to a Shortage of Cane in the Fields”

Cuba’s Sugar Harvest Begins Affected by Drought and Hurricane Irma

14ymedio, 28 November 2017 — The sugar harvest began last Sunday with the start-up of the sugar mill Boris Luis Santa Coloma in Cuba’s Mayabeque province. According to the state monopoly Azcuba, the drought that lasted 18 months and the subsequent scourge of Hurricane Irma have had negative effects and will limit production to around 1.5 million … Continue reading “Cuba’s Sugar Harvest Begins Affected by Drought and Hurricane Irma”

Villa Clara Sugar Harvest Will Be Much Less Than In 2015 / 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenechea

14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenchea, Santa Clara, 29 May 2016 — With the shutdown of seven of its nine active sites, the 2016 sugar harvest is nearly complete in Villa Clara. It has emerged that the province that currently produces the most sugar in the country has fallen far short of the 250,000 metric tons programmed: as … Continue reading “Villa Clara Sugar Harvest Will Be Much Less Than In 2015 / 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenechea”

Machado Ventura: “The sugar harvest is very bad” in Cuba / 14ymedio

14ymedio 29 January 2016 — At least 43 of the 50 sugar mills taking part in the current sugar harvest are experiencing delays due to adverse weather conditions. This situation led Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, Second Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party Central Committee, to announce on television on Friday that “the sugar harvest is … Continue reading “Machado Ventura: “The sugar harvest is very bad” in Cuba / 14ymedio”

The Sugar Harvest Grows But Fails to Meet the Plan / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma

14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, 29 May 2015 – As has already become a tradition, Cubans will not know how many tons of sugar are ultimately produced at the end of the 2014-2015 harvest. A summary of the report prepared by the Azcuba Sugar Group, published by the newspaper Gramna, limits itself to saying that, although … Continue reading “The Sugar Harvest Grows But Fails to Meet the Plan / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma”