The Female Face of Farming – new infographic

8 March, 2012 by (comments)

Today is International Women’s Day – and if you’re still unclear about the central role of women in food production around the world, this great new infographic from Farming First should help to bring the issue sharply into focus. It covers clearly, simply, and very elegantly, the gender differences that exist in access to agricultural inputs, education, credit, marketsRead More …

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Women farmers could feed an extra 150 million people

8 March, 2011 by (comments)

Food production could increase by up to 20 per cent if women were given access to the same agricultural resources as men – according to a new report from the FAO – which translates into feeding an extra 150 million hungry people worldwide. This year’s edition of the FAO flagship publication The State of Food and Agriculture, promotes theRead More …

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