Women in Ghana benefit from rice farm training
Women are often disadvantaged in cocoa communities; they tend to be less educated, work more hours and have less access to land and training. Bridging the inequality gap and providing income generating opportunities to women is an important step in tackling child labour. This is because women are more likely to use the funds to help their family and support the education of their family, essential if children are to be removed from potentially harmful child labour.
In April this year, ICI supported 52 women, in the communities of Abease and Ninkyiso in Ghana, to grow rice crops. Alongside hands-on practical training the women were provided with rice seeds, pesticides, wellington boots, fertilizers and protective nets.