THE ASSOCIATION OF LATIN AMERICAN SUGAR PRODUCERS - UNALA

HISTORY

The Association of Latin American Sugar Producers – UNALA, is the private non-profit organization that brings together the agro-industrial sector of sugarcane and sugar beet of Latin America.

It was born in 2017 and formally constituted in 2020. It is made up of representatives from the sugarcane and sugar beet agroindustry of 13 countries, in which all its members work consciously and strongly committed to the sustainable production of sugar, electricity and ethanol, among other co-products.

UNALA works with all its members to promote:

  • Balanced lifestyles and diets
  • The efficient and responsible use of natural resources, including water and land
  • The production and use of renewable electricity
  • The use of ethanol as part of diversified energy matrixes

MISSION & VISION

Mission

Be the platform that allows the Latin American sugar agro-industry to operate under fair international conditions, in a competitive market while remaining committed with sustainability. 

Vision

To be a sugar sector that works together as a region and that operates sustainably in a global context in which its interests are represented.

MAIN OBJETIVES

  • Facilitate a dialogue space to promote communication and the development of joint activities in favor of the sugarcane and sugar beet sector in Latin America.
  • Represent the Latin American sugarcane and sugar beet sector before regional or multilateral organizations.
  • Promote actions, programs and strategies aimed at the sustainable development of the Latin American sugarcane and sugar beet agroindustry.
  • Promote the exchange of information and the development of research and technology for the benefit of the sector.

BOARD 2022 - 2024

PRESIDECY: Association of Sugar Producers of Guatemala – ASAZGUA

VICEPRESIDENCY: Association of Colombian Sugar Cane Growers – ASOCAÑA

SECRETARIAT: IANSA ENTERPRISES, CHILE

TREASURY: Brazilian Sugarcane and Bioenergy Industry Association – UNICA

VOCAL I: Sugar Consortium of Industrial Companies – CAEI Dominican Republic

VOCAL 2: National Chamber of the Sugar and Alcohol Industry – CNIAA Mexico

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