Negros Island is located in the center of the Philippines.
In the Philippines, sugar production is a major industry and almost 60%
of its sugar is produced on the island, which is called the "sugar
pot" of the country. Sugarcane for sugar production is largely produced
on large plantations. Out of a population of almost 4 million, almost 30%
are landowners who own 60% of the total land. Land Reform has been obstructed
for years because of the unequal social structure. At present, sugarcane
growers who acquired their land through land reform are engaged in a project
supported by ATFI to convert to organic farming.