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Generations of sugar cane farmers and their families in African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries have come to depend on the UK and other European countries buying their sugar. Their access to our markets has been shielded by the EU capping the amount of sugar grown in Europe.
However, the EU has decided to get rid of this cap, and with it the safeguarding of sugar cane farmers’ livelihoods. This damaging decision is going to plunge hundreds of thousands of farmers - including 62,000 that are part of the Fairtrade system - and their families into poverty, unless the EU acts fast.
We can’t put the cap back on, but we can demand the EU takes proper responsibility for the effects of taking it off.
Demand the EU acts immediately to ensure these sugar farming communities get support and funds in time to protect their livelihoods.