women farm workers

Back-breaking work: tea picking in Mulanje, Southern Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Blog: Behind the world’s favorite brew: a living wage for tea pickers

The tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh has put a spotlight on the poor pay and working conditions endured by millions of people who make our clothes or grow our food.

Children learning in Tanzania. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 10: The Recivilization of Men by Women

The agrarian transition to an input-intensive, capitalized form of agriculture is deeply gendered. Food security depends on combating overt discrimination against women, but this shall only be viable if combined with a redistribution of roles in the household.

By Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

A woman working on a farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 4: Women Farm Workers Dying for Food

One of the ultimate perversities of our era is that the producers of food and their children often go to bed hungry. Reform of commercial agriculture is urgent if the women farm workers who grow and pack our food are to have enough to eat.

By Fatima Shabodien, former Director of the Women on Farms Project

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