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How Spanish milk a feminist statement can make

Spanish melkboerinnen are often victims of poverty and machismo. With a new melkmerk they want to bring about change.

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In Spain, half of the dairy farms run by a woman. The main reason for this is poverty: the man of the house must often go elsewhere to work to the gezinsportefeuille to fill. A new melkmerk should now highlight. Rural Muller (lett.: ‘rural woman’) is currently a small initiative, but the intention is that the brand over the coming months, scattered touches in the whole of Spain. With the milk, like the peasant women more visibility create for their work.

Especially in the region of Galicia forced the low milk price, many farmers to leave the home to seek work and are now of 8,500 of the dairy farms under the care of a woman. Supermarkets and large dairies to take advantage of the low price, but quite a few farmers make a loss on.

For Rural Muller to sell the peasant women with their milk for 1.20 euros per litre, much more expensive than the price. There is even more to the game than a fair income alone, because with the milk hopes the bond for rural women more economic independence for the peasant women to be able to achieve. The women may do most of the work deliver, many farms are still in the name of their husband. (EK)

Source: El Pais

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