Responsible Sugarcane Value Chain in Uttar Pradesh

Documentation of cases from the field and situational analysis of the project

Women play a significant and crucial role in agriculture and allied activities. By and large they have remained “invisible workers”. Because of small “visibility” of their contributions, they are not regarded as equal partners in the development process. In reality rural farm women are invisible in statistics, they remain unreached and unattended in planned development efforts and are with no access and control on the resources.

Oxfam India and it’s partner AIM Trust have prepared a situational analysis report on sugarcane farmers and workers in the sugarcane belt of Lakhimpur Kheri, Muzaffarnagar, and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, with a special focus on women. This report highlights stories of rising violence against women, child labour, and issues related to wages.

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