The Fairtrade Organisation Panay (PFTC), in the Philippines, was born to improve the women’s role in the Philippine society, and it also works to protect the small scale farmers’ and the women’s interests from the slums. The cane sugar is the main source income for the most of the Philippines families.
PFTC defends the traditional cane sugar production methods and it also supports the small scale producers commercially and technically. It stands out by their social and political agreement.
Thanks to the Fairtrade cane sugar merchandising, the Philippine farmers receive higher profits than the benefits that invest the conventional trade. With this, the farmers can get worthy work conditions, with insured and regular payments. They have also modified the production, and nowadays it is organic (using, for example, their own compost instead of chemical and synthetic fertilizers in their fields.