Moa women get raw deal out of seaweed

Jan Ajwang – IPP media (Tanzania) – Wed 22 April, 2009

Because of high export levies, potential buyers of seaweed for export have developed cold feet. The result has been that while the women in Moa village in Mkinga, spent their precious time and efforts tending their seaweed farms, there`s nobody to buy it from them even as the prices continued to plummet.

Now, without this extra source of income, they are back to depending on their husbands.

The struggle to emancipate them defeated along with the struggle to alleviate poverty at the grassroots. . .

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