Quelles inégalités de genre dans les cultures de café et de thé ?

What gender inequalities in coffee and tea cultures?

At BIBO we believe that every day should be March 8th.

Today we decide to talk to you about the inequalities that women face in coffee and tea cultures.

According to the International Coffee Organization, women make up about 70% of the agricultural workforce in coffee-producing countries, but hold only 20% of land ownership.

Women are significantly underpaid compared to men for the work they provide and are also often excluded from decision-making and coffee and tea producer organizations, limiting their influence on coffee and tea policies and practices. the industry.

The consequences of these inequalities are serious. According to the World Bank, poverty and food insecurity are more common among women in coffee and tea-producing regions. A study in India found that women working on tea plantations faced sexual violence, discrimination and unsafe and unsanitary working conditions.

It is therefore crucial that businesses and governments take action to combat these inequalities. According to a study by the International Trade Center, women represent only 5% of members of coffee producer organizations worldwide, showing the importance of encouraging their participation and leadership. Investing in training programs for women, improving access to resources and infrastructure, establishing fair remuneration policies and protecting worker safety are also important measures to combat inequality.

Coffee and tea consumers also have an important role to play. According to a study by the International Coffee Organization, fair trade products represent around 10% of the global coffee market, but their market share is increasing every year. By choosing products from fair trade and sustainable cultivation, consumers can support producers who care about social and environmental justice. Consumers can also pressure businesses to take action to address inequality in their supply chain.

In conclusion, inequalities in coffee and tea growing are a major problem for women in producing countries, but solutions exist to combat these inequalities. Governments, businesses and consumers must work together to create a more just and equitable world for everyone.

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