News: Cocoa farmers cooperative empowering women in Cote d’Ivoire’s Sud Bandama region

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Women have grown cocoa here for decades, but on farms owned by their husbands or male partners. Agathe wants to put an end to traditions that make access to land a “men’s affair”. Coffee-cocoa farms owned by women, not only extend their involvement in agriculture beyond growing foodstuffs but ensure that women become business partners, not the “slaves” or “property” of their spouses and in-laws. While women comprise more than 50 percent of the world’s population, they own only one percent of the world’s wealth and, in Africa, get only one percent of total credit going to agriculture.”

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Source: World Bank

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One thought on “News: Cocoa farmers cooperative empowering women in Cote d’Ivoire’s Sud Bandama region

  1. According to this article “Women are still outnumbered four-to-one in legislatures worldwide and an additional 700,000 African infants (the majority of them girls) are likely to die before their first birthday as a result of the ongoing global economic crisis.”

    This is a bold statement and in many ways surprising. While the authors do not provide citation, they are likely mis-representing the follow:

    http://blogs.worldbank.org/africacan/infant-mortality-rates-in-africa-will-increase-by-30000-50000-girls-will-fare-worse

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