From an interview by Beverly Bell
Involved in all levels of food production, Haitian women need control over land and protection from today's wave of expropriation. Photo: Salena Tramel, for Grassroots International.
In Haiti, the majority of the people working the land are women. Not only are they there during planting, weeding and harvesting, but they also play a role in transforming and marketing food products. They’re involved in the entire agricultural production process. This is why we call women the poto mitan, central pillar, of the country.