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May 30, 2016 @ 6:39

Equal pay for men and women farmers: DA

Women farmers should have equal pay as the men, Agriculture Undersecretary for special concerns Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said..

Puyat said 80 percent of farmers involved in heirloom rice production are women.

Women are responsible for sorting and processing cacao beans.

In coffee farming, the beans are manually picked by women.

“When you go to the province, you can see that harvesting, sorting, and processing are all done by women farmers,” Puyat said.

“We want women to get equal pay as men,” she added.

She said women farmers are also given post-harvest assistance, like their male counterparts.


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