Advocating For Women's Rights In Cotton Farming

Maveen Pereira Friday, 1 January 2021

Traidcraft Exchange's strategy for women's empowerment addresses the fact that women make up a significant part of our global workforce head-on. Here we learn about why women's rights should be advocated for, and why in particular, within the cotton agriculture sector.  

This is a segment cut from the full interview with Maveen Pereira, Director of Programmes at Traidcraft Exchange. 

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Why Traidcraft focuses their efforts on empowering women in rural farming communities
  • About the cotton farming industry in India, the negative social impact of GM crops, and how organic farming can rejuvenate agriculture and build resilience into the sector 
  • What approaches and methods Traidcraft employed to upskill women farmers, encourage sustainable, organic farming practices for cotton and other crops, and reduce drudgery 

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    This is a segment cut from a full interview with Maveen Pereira, Director of Programmes at Traidcraft Exchange