Dan and Angela from Team Liberation are in Kerala, India at the moment. They are meeting up with the producers who supply our delicious cashews. He’s a quick update from them:
“The women farmers from FTAK (Fair Trade Alliance Kerala) not only run their respective farm houses and manage the dynamic of their families, they are also farmers in their own right.
Fairtrade has allowed farms to diversify and each one of these ladies now manage a small area of their respective farms and the crops grown on it!
These ladies control their husbands finances as well as their own. Here they are at their Women’s Farmer group monthly meeting deciding what they want to grow next.”
Now that’s empowerment.