Women are central to feeding Africa

In developing regions, such as sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60% of women are directly involved in agricultural work, but very few gain access to information, training or supplies. Another challenge is how the agricultural work environment affects the health of women. Despite the central role they play in growing much of the region’s food, the conditions they work in leave much to be desired. To address this many organisations, including the Gate Foundation, have sponsored different programmes. It is important to give adequate training, inputs and other supports for female workers on small-scale farms. Read more here.
BBC

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