The female face of farming – the backbone of the rural economy



Reblogged from Farming First:

Women are the backbone of the rural economy, especially in the developing world. Yet they receive only a fraction of the land, credit, inputs (such as improved seeds and fertilizers), agricultural training and information compared to men. 

Empowering and investing in rural women has been shown to significantly increase productivity, reduce hunger and malnutrition and improve rural livelihoods. And not only for women, but for everyone.



Farming first and the FAO released a great story about women and agriculture. As usual the story isn’t just made with text but contains a lot of rich content as charts and infographics.

By the 8th of March will be #womensday! Find more about our projects for women empowering here

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