Female participation in African agricultural research and higher education

Female farmers play a vital role in African agriculture, accounting for the majority of the agricultural workforce. There is an urgent need for greater representation of women in the field of agricultural science and technology. Gender-disaggregated data on S&T capacity are scarce, often lack sufficient detail, and focus more generally on S&T rather than on agriculture specifically. Data are not always comparable due to different methodologies. The Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators initiative and the CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program partnered together to address this information gap. Read more here.


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