Without Fair Trade prices and credit programs, sugarcane farmers earn on average between $750-1200 per year and many have to sell their belongings in order to finance next year's crop.
Sugar can sweeten anyone's day! Fair Trade sugar increases wages and community development funds for struggling farmers. Sugar cane farmers are some of the most impoverished in the world as a result of fluctuating prices and difficulty accessing the U.S. market. By connecting directly to buyers, Fair Trade farmers are able to improve the lives of their families and the quality of their products. Add Fair Trade sweetness to your day, and bring a smile to the faces of farmers.