PepsiCo-USAID Awards 6 Women Farmers in Bengal for Breaking Gender Stereotypes

Global beverage major PepsiCo and US Agency for International Development (USAID) have awarded six women farmers of West Bengal for breaking gender stereotypes and implementing best practices in farming. The awards, a part of a program for women farmers’ economic empowerment, were presented by Melinda Pavek, Consul General, US Consulate General, Kolkata, and Ronald Verdonk, Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, US Embassy, officials said.