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Interactive guide to the local sugar cane industry is launched

Torre del Mar's factory.
Torre del Mar's factory. / SUR
  • The interactive book includes QR codes that allow the reader to watch videos about the largely now defunct 'azucareras' or 'ingenios' (sugar cane factories) in the Axarquía

The Mancomunidad de la Axarquia, an umbrella authority for the 31 towns and villages that make up the area, has published an illustrated guide to the history of sugar cane.

The interactive book includes QR codes that allow the reader to watch videos about the largely now defunct 'azucareras' or 'ingenios' (sugar cane factories) in the Axarquía.

The Mancomunidad's culture spokesperson and mayor of Macharaviaya, Antonio Campos, said that the initiative started after an exhibition in the El Ingenio shopping centre in 2016. Some 800 copies are to be distributed to town halls, libraries and schools in the area. "We want it to be accessible to school children, residents and visitors," Campos said.