Interesting read from Confectionery News on gender inequality and the cocoa growing and farming front. It seems while women can be trained with all the technical knowledge on cocoa farming in certain parts of the world, they may not be able to own actual land. Without being an actual land owner, some suppliers will not engage in business. An unfortunate circle that some societies need to break before real gender progress happens.
Gender inequality not just social but structural and choc giants must realize this: Oxfam
By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn of Confectionery News.
Confectionery giants Mondelēz International, Nestlé and Mars must do far more to ensure women are not blocked from day-to-day commercial cocoa operations because of issues like land rights, according to a report commissioned by Oxfam.
Full article below.