Gender Issues in Agriculture Innovative Systems

argylesock says… Here in Britain, our stereotypical farmer is a man. But in reality there are many women farmers. As this article explains, women farmers grow most of the food in many parts of the world.

[Edit] Tezira Lore at the FARA Africa Agriculture Science Week discusses how African countries can close the gender gap in agriculture.

The FARA Social Reporters Blog

Women, and notably rural women, have a central role to play in agriculture, rural development and food security. This is a key fact agriculture innovation systems (AIS) should take into account.

In spite of all traditional considerations and discrimination against, women feel progressively involved in key development areas such as food security and poverty alleviation, but this is not always without challenges.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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