Gender Equality and Food Rights
The gender gap in access to education, resources and rights is just as prevalent in agriculture as in other areas of our work. We have actively worked to drastically increase the participation of women in agriculture over the ears and statistics demonstrate that a significant percentage of the nation’s food is produced by women. Given the opportunity and the needed resources, these women will be able to increase their production to meet the ever increasing food needs of the nation. We’ve been working to address educational disparities by specifically training women in financial literacy and marketing skills. These skills enable them to increase income, in the market, and how to profitably invest their income. We have been working to empower these women to help them gain access to and control of productive resources. By encouraging them, supporting their work, and promoting collective action, we’ve helped them to strengthen their voice and increase their ability to demand changes in agricultural policy-making.