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Women in palm oil: Empowerment or Abuse?

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In many palm oil producing countries, women work side by side their male counterparts in small-holder production. Are the women working on palm oil plantations being helped or hindered by the crop?

Post date: 24th July 2014

Introducing the debaters

Thompson Ayodele
IPPA
Lanash Thanda
Borneo Conservancy
Benjamin Kusi
Self Help International
Marcus Colchester
Forest Peoples Programme
"Participation by women in cash crop businesses leads to greater financial independence"
"Women working on palm oil plantations definitely earn less and being undocumented makes them more susceptible to abuses"
"The involvement of women in the palm oil industry is significant and women attest to benefits derived"
"Male dominated decision-making on the oil palm frontier often excludes women’s interests and so worsens their situation"

Thompson Ayodele
IPPA

"Participation by women in cash crop businesses leads to greater financial independence"
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Lanash Thanda
Borneo Conservancy

"Women working on palm oil plantations definitely earn less and being undocumented makes them more susceptible to abuses"
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Benjamin Kusi
Self Help International

"The involvement of women in the palm oil industry is significant and women attest to benefits derived"
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Marcus Colchester
Forest Peoples Programme

"Male dominated decision-making on the oil palm frontier often excludes women’s interests and so worsens their situation"
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