The sugar cane sector is strong and generates progress, employment and wellness. We present some data that reflects our effort and contribution to the country.
is the total number of sugar cane producers and dispatchers in Costa Rica
metric tons correspond to the total sugar cane production in Costa Rica
million colons in taxes and social contributions is what the national sugar cultivation and its industry contributes
is the number of women working in sugar cane agriculture
is the number of cantons in Costa Rica, mainly in rural areas, where sugar cane is planted
direct and indirect jobs are generated by sugar cane production and its fabrication.
is the total number of sugar cane hectares in the country, among them 55,071 were harvested in 2018
million dollars is the amount sugar cane industry and its related industries generated, which represents 1.3% of goods exports in the country
Certifications obtained by mills and LAICA:
Good Manufacturing Practices
INTE-ISO/ IEC 17025:2005
Established in 1982 for every sugar producer and manufacturer represented by LAICA, the Sugarcane Research and Extension Direction (DIECA, for its acronym in Spanish) focuses its efforts in research, transference, technology and the provision of support services.
Sugarcane producers are part of our essence and they are a key element in what we do. The Federation of Chambers of Sugarcane Producers (FEDECAÑA, for its acronym in Spanish) represents them, and also promotes and defends the interests and rights of this important sector.
At LAICA we are committed to the development and the environment. For this reason we have created several projects in benefit of our environment.
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