Colonos of Central Romana receive payments of more than two billion pesos
Central Romana Corporation (CRC) is paying its external sugarcane growers or colonos more than RD $2.46 billion (U.S. $49 million) for sugarcane supplied to the mill during the 2017-2018 season.
More than six thousand independent farmers will benefit from this payment, which is the highest recorded by the company in its history. According to the company, the payment corresponds to more than 1.26 million short tons of sugar cane.
Previously in June 2018, the company recognized several of its colonos for good performance and advanced efforts in successfully completing the ProTerra certification process. ProTerra had earlier recognized and certified Central Romana‘s practices in the field of social responsibility and environmental sustainability in March 2018.
During the previous harvest, the sugar mill processed more than 3.8 million short tons of cane, for a production of more than 429,000 short tons of sugar, the second largest harvest for Central Romana historically.
Further, as bonus to its own employees, the company paid an amount of RD $1.02 billion (U.S. $21 million) at the conclusion of the harvest, the highest bonus amount ever paid by the company.