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Sugar production in Guyana at its worst

Sugar production in Guyana at its worst

MAY 16, 2012 | BY  |

–    2012 records lowest first crop figure for over 20 years

Almost halfway through the year, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is already counting its losses as its sugar estates are presently suffering from low yields and minimal sugar production across the country.

While GuySuCo and the Ministry of Agriculture were both optimistic at the start of 2012 that the industry would be able to meet this year’s production target of between 250,000 and 265,000 tonnes, the heavy rainfall has badly affected the first crop.   Continue reading

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