I have always been a cane grower. I have been a member of Cañera del Sur since it was created. In my opinion, the main impact of our Fair Trade organization is the support that it provides to members during the harvest. When we needed to deliver our products to the sugar mill which is 90 km away, Cañera del Sur bought four lory trucks to transport cane to the mill for a subsidized cost. For example, private contractors charge 7.30 USD per tonne of cane. Cañera del Sur charges a 115 USD flat fee for up to 35 tonnes of cane. So if we are able to load the truck fully, we are paying only 3.30 USD per tonne.
Asociación Agrícola Cañera del Sur