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Women taking power in agriculture

A lot of women inspire us in corporations, business, fashion, fitness and many other sectors, but we never hear about inspiring women farmers. Many of us do not realize that these inspiring farmers are business owners, stewards of the land and innovators who run the world’s food system.

Around the world, women farmers have far less access to agricultural training and financing than their male counterparts yet studies show that women could increase their farm yields by 20 to 30 percent if they had equal access to such resources. Bigger yields would mean bigger incomes. This would be a win for rural communities since women invest significantly more in their children’s education and health and it would be a win for the planet since crop yields on existing farmland and maintaining livestock are an essential part of food security as well as the global climate solution.

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