BSCFA - Belize Sugar Cane Farmer's Association
The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) joined the Fair Trade movement in 2008 to benefit their farmers. In addition to rebuilding infrastructure after the hurricane, the cooperative used its Fair Trade premiums to develop a variety of social programs that would benefit the community.
We are very happy for the ways Fair Trade is assisting us. We are using premium funds for social and environmental projects that enhance farmers' lives.
David Madrid, GM
In 2011, BSCFA sought to build an infrastructure that would enhance the social welfare of the community. BSCFA has plans to build a social hall or community center.
Training and Capacity Building
BSCFA will focus a part of their premium money on specialized skills trainings for some of their members. Areas include computer skills, tailoring, carpentry, business management courses, health and childcare nutrition courses.
In 2011, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association invested a portion of its premium money on tuition fees, scholarships and school materials.