Endline Study on the Project “Enhancing Social Protection for Female Tea Garden Workers and Their Families in Sylhet Division Bangladesh”
The tea industry of Bangladesh plays a crucial role in the economy of the country, accounting for the direct livelihoods of over 350,000 people living in tea garden areas (ILO, 2014). Tea is one of the important cash crops and a food commodity for export out of the country.
Employers prefer to engage women to harvest tea leaves, as they are more skilled and cheaper labor than. The workers are generally live in poverty and their livelihood solely depends on tea estates for generations and they have no alternative employment opportunity.