Women in Agriculture

Women in Agriculture

Women are shaping the rural economy in developing countries- they contribute as farmers, laborers, and entrepreneurs. Recent studies report that the majority of the world’s farmers are women and they cover a wide variety of roles. Yet, what is striking is that women face greater difficulties and constraints than their male counterparts with regards to land ownership, access to credit, markets, technology, seeds, water, information and education and other services. These disparities must be corrected as it is estimated that women produce up to 80 percent of the world’s food. WFO aims to promote the formation and strengthening of women producer organizations and ensure that women have a voice within mixed organizations.

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