Re-imagining the gender balance for female cotton farmers

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Things we learned this year: Re-imagining the gender balance for female cotton farmers

Blog 13th Dec, 2018

Recently, I put myself in the shoes of a woman cotton farmer in Ivory Coast. I realised very quickly that there aren’t very many of these shoes to fill; the reason being that very few women and men recognise women as cash crop farmers. Cotton farming is one of the main sources of income for rural populations in the north of Ivory Coast, but within the entrenched cultural constraints of these communities, only a few women have access to it.

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Zoe Maddison Public Relations Manager, Olam International

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