When it comes to farming we have stereotypical views that men should be leading in agricultural markets, but nowadays we need to start rethinking this image. Women are fast becoming a big part of the future of farming and our approach to sustainable agriculture. In a male dominated agriculture industry, there are a lot of women who could answer to the questions of food security and food justice.
“According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), if women had the same access to resources for production and marketing of crops as their male counterparts, they could increase agricultural yields by 20-30 percent. That’s enough to pull somewhere between 100 and 150 million people out of hunger,” states an article found on Foodieunderground.com.
Although women in many other cultures are still excluded from land rights, women make up about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force in the developing world. Focusing on women’s rights and gender equality in these areas will not only benefit women, but the food system as well.
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