Canadian consumers and companies choosing Fairtrade sugar sent more than $115,000 in Fairtrade Premium back to sugar cane smallholders last year.

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The Premium is used for projects ranging from improving farming techniques to investing in schools – helping thousands of farmers and their families in countries from Belize to Zambia to take control of their own lives and destinies and improving their communities and their environment.

Consumed in moderation, sugar can provide some of life’s great pleasures and while concerns about obesity and health are critically important, few would choose to live without it entirely. Read more.

Visit our Fairtrade MVPs page to learn about Canadian leaders in Fairtrade, or consult our interactive list of registered brands and companies that sell Fairtrade certified products in Canada. Contact them to find out where to buy in your area.

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Figures shown are global data for 2014, taken from the 7th edition of the Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade report. Financial figures have been converted to Canadian Dollars and are estimates only.