Friday, June 08, 2007

sugar cane

workers earn 11-16 centavos per meter that they cut and it is normal for a worker to cut 200-400 meters per day.

for a worker to earn 1 mil reais (500 dollars) per month they ahve to cut 6 tons per day.

btween 1998-2003 this region of SP had 10.8 thousand square qilometers of sugar cane.

there are 250 thousand sugar cane workers who migrate to work in the usinas of são paulo.

in 2014, it will be against the law to burn sugar cane. this means that the plantations will have to use machines to harvest the plants. where will the workers go?