In Colombia a total of 241,794 hectares are dedicated to growing cane for PANELA. The local cane growing sector comprises of over 23.000 (“trapiches”). This agricultural sector makes an important contribution to the regional economy and it generates an estimated average annual income equivalent to 45.000.000 daily wages approximately 350.000 families; it provides farming families with a secure source of income, it generates the equivalent of 120,000 permanent jobs.
Panela is being produced over generations in small-scale, on farm mills with traditional technology. We, the Galeria Eldorado work together with the cooperative of the Panela farmer of Colombia, which guarantees fair wages, sustainable sugar cane cultivation and high quality.