Monthly Archives: May 2018

The role of mothers in coffee production

We just passed Mothers day in North America, and this is a great moment to reflect on the role of women in the production of coffee worldwide. Using El Salvador as an example, statistics show that 99% of women involved in coffee production are mothers, and most of them are the economic pillars of their homes, since thousands of them are single moms.
In El Salvador there are approximately 20,000 coffee producers, 35% of them are women which means that around seven thousand of them own a farm or piece of land dedicated to coffee harvesting.

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