World shakers – Women driving Fairtrade

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Female Fairtrade farmers

They’re often unpaid, unseen and underestimated, but women make up an incredible 70% of the workforce in agricultural communities (according to fao.org). WIthout them, many farms would not survive.

When it comes to Fairtrade organisations, over one quarter of producers and 47% of the workers are women. But most often, women don’t get a share in the profits or a say in how they’re spent.

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