Insecurity Affecting Productivity of Sugar Sector

Added to the production costs assumed by Salvadoran sugarcane growers during the harvest is expenditure to be made on private security and support for the police to prevent theft and extortion.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sugarcane growers have allocated a budget for additional security costs which must be assumed due to increased threats and extortion by criminals.

Mario Salaverría, president of the Sugar Association of El Salvador, told that "... We make investments, it is as a counterpart, the police put up the items and weapons, we support them with mobilization, food and a place to set up. " "... In addition to these costs, we have to invest in private security for the mills and producers. The criminal scourge in the sector ranges from harassment of machete workers to large cane growers. "

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