Sugar cane & the Philippines { 45 images } Created 17 Oct 2012


Cane sugar, banana chips, dried ginger: these are just some of the foodstuffs produced in the islands of the Philippines and that make their way through the kitchens of millions of Italian people encountering though many obstacles.
In a country where land-ownership is still deeply unequal and subject to still feudal power relations, farming and food products processing for the fair trade represent a claim of dignity and human rights as well as a livelihood of the local communities.

The story of PFTC, Panay Fair Trade Center, a fair trade organization that produces Mascobado cane sugar, has its roots in the political and social events that have been characterizing the Philippines.
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