Enhancing role of women in agri vital for empowerment: Hayleys Agriculture MD

Despite the immense progress that has been made in terms of women’s rights, the gender with which a person is born is still a key determining factor when it comes to employment. This unfortunate reality is arguably most visible in the agriculture sector where women farmers play a pivotal role but tend to be paid less, and provided less opportunities to grow, despite making up 38% of the sector’s labour force. Sharing her own unique perspectives – both as the Managing Director Hayleys Agriculture, of one of the country’s largest integrated sustainable agri-solutions provider and exporter – and as the first woman to be appointed to the Board of Directors at Hayleys PLC, Jayanthi Dharmasena elaborated on her vision for an inclusive, and equitable approach to agriculture capable of transforming farmers – both male and female – into financially-empowered entrepreneurs. Read more http://www.ft.lk/business/Enhancing-role-of-women-in-agri-vital-for-empowerment-Hayleys-Agri-MD