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The Real Stevia Company in Collaboration With Organic Sugar Cooperative in Paraguay

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The Real Stevia Company in Collaboration With Organic Sugar Cooperative in Paraguay

The Real Stevia Company in Collaboration With Organic Sugar Cooperative in Paraguay
May 03
15:15 2016

The Real Stevia Company’s subsidiary Granular PY has signed a partnership agreement with Manduvirá Cooperative, Paraguay’s leading cooperative for the production of organic sugar canes and industrialization of organic cane sugar in the country. The collaboration strengthens both companies’ work with smallholder farmers and their families. Together the companies improve living conditions for approximately 5,500 people in the Paraguayan countryside.

“We are two organizations with a common set of values in which we work with smallholder farmers for organic and Fairtrade certified production. With this partnership, we can support Manduvirá Cooperative’s farmers to diversify their production. By offering them stevia as an additional crop to sugar, together we can provide them with better incomes, all year round,” says Margarita Duarte, Managing Director of Granular PY.

The agreement with the Manduvirá Cooperative means Granular PY will support them with technical support, assist in exchange of experiences between farmers from different regions and provide internship programs for students.

Granular PY has a strong sustainability profile and has since 2007 worked with smallholder farmers in Paraguay for the production of organically grown stevia leaves. By assisting farmers with seedlings, training, technical support and teaching them how to grow stevia in a sustainable way it has led to a positive impact in the lives of over 1,500 people. Cooperation with Manduvirá Cooperative means that the company will be able to make an even bigger difference.

Stevia has been used as a sweetener by the Guarani-Indians of Paraguay since ancient times. By mixing stevia with sugar a reduction of up to 50% of the sugar in a product can be achieved without affecting taste or product characteristics.

“There is already a strong growing market for a sugar product with reduced calorie and natural origin, that is to say, a mixture of organic sugar and stevia. Cooperation between the Manduvirá Cooperative and Granular PY means we are at the forefront while continuing to do good for society and the environment through an organic and Fairtrade-certified production,” says Luis Ruiz Diaz,President of the Manduvirá Cooperative.

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