Gender equality key issue for cotton industry
Improving the rights and income for female cotton workers in India results in higher cotton yields and improves profits by as much as 40%, according to a new report by CottonConnect. Currently, women have few rights and are often underpaid, despite their vital role in cotton production.
‘Planting the Seed: A Journey to Gender Equality in the Cotton Industry’ explores the role of women in the Indian cotton industry. Download the full report here.
It shows that supporting female farmers, by helping them to introduce sustainable farming methods and develop basic business and life skills, not only improves women’s income and empowerment, but also improves the quality of cotton yields.