That enterprise is now responsible for production of cane, milling, and production and sale of all derivatives – the entire industry, in other words.
Will this change anything?
If the enterprise is not subsidized, if the management is allowed to operate with autonomy, and if it is allowed to pursue all reasonable commercial options, I would say the answer would be “yes.”
But those are big “ifs.” They could imply cost-cutting through layoffs or closure of certain operations. On the upside, they could imply a move into energy production through sugar-based ethanol, powered in part by partnerships with foreign capital.