Do We Know Our Sugar?

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The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association has embarked on an educational Awareness Campaign with the theme “KNOW YOUR SUGAR” to our primary schools in both Orange Walk and Corozal Districts, in an effort to engage the generations that can have a meaningful impact in the future of the Sugar Industry. Despite being one of the pillars of our economy, the children and youth have very limited knowledge on how we arrive to the teaspoons of quality sugar that go in their chocolate milk, juices and soft drinks, and to a lesser extent the valuable role of each person involved in the harvesting and processing of cane into sugar.

  Field Officers, Angel Nicholson & Daniel Villanueva presenting at Mary Hill RC Primary School in the Corozal District

Field Officers, Angel Nicholson & Daniel Villanueva presenting at Mary Hill RC Primary School in the Corozal District

The educational campaign is designed to take our children back to the genesis of how Sugarcane reached our country and how it has been evolving during time. It also includes Sugarcane physiology; early and modern methods of cane harvesting and processing. Moreover, it sheds light on the various interesting careers our children could pursue to ensure a viable sugar industry for our future.

  Luis Gongora, Field Officer, giving a presentation at Louisiana Government School in the Orange Walk District

Luis Gongora, Field Officer, giving a presentation at Louisiana Government School in the Orange Walk District


The BSCFA is committed to working at ensuring the well-being of our youth and children; therefore every effort to attract our children to actively engage and participate in the sugar industry at their tender ages, is a step closer at guaranteeing a better future for their families and communities the day of tomorrow.

Posted on April 13, 2015 .