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Agricultural Jobs Offer Independence, Status for Women

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A unique survey conducted on thousands of women working in agricultural processing plants from several countries in Africa and India, found that the work offered them opportunities that exceeded financial benefits. Olam International, the agricultural supply chain and food ingredients company, found that women working in its cashew processing plants, said the work they were doing gave them confidence, independence and choices that they would normally not experience. Nearly six-thousand women were surveyed from Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania.