This International Women's Day, we're inspired by a dairy farmer named Savita, who lives in western India.
Her family’s dairy farm provides both nutrition for her family and a source of income. Like most local dairy farmers, Savita has had little training on farming techniques and business practices before entering the marketplace. As a result, their cows often produce low-quality milk – and not much of it – which in turn leads to low income. Farmers like Savita tend to live from one milk collection to the next, rarely able to get ahead or invest in their futures.
Abbott is working hand-in-hand with female dairy farmers like Savita to help address these gaps. And because women tend to invest more of their earnings than men do in their family’s care, by helping women earn more, both their family businesses and their communities thrive.
By supporting dairy entrepreneurs, Abbott also is able to create a sustainable supply chain for its India nutrition business, while helping family businesses succeed and create opportunities for future generations.
To learn more about how Abbott is supporting dairy farmers like Savita, click here. http://www.abbott.com/newsroom/news/empowering-dairy-farmers-through-shared-value.html
KEYWORDS: Ethical Production & Consumption, Finance & Socially Responsible Investment, Abbott, International Women's Day