Stories tagged: #iwd2016

Hearing Women Farmers Speak on #IWD2016

The World Economic Forum estimated last year, that a slowdown in the slow progress towards gender equality meant the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133. This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is “pledging for parity”, to ensure that this change happens sooner.

At Farming First, we are working to make sure the voices of women farmers are heard – from getting them onto speaker rosters at global events, to accompanying them to present at United Nations negotiations. We know that closing the gender gap in agriculture would have a remarkable impact on reducing world hunger. Check out our infographic “The Female Face of Farming” to find out how: Continue reading