Support Women in Farming

Women are the backbone of the development of rural and national economies. They comprise 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, which rises to 70% in some countries. In Africa, 80% of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, who are mostly rural women. Women comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector, but do not have access and control over all land and productive resources. However, in many countries, the role of women in agriculture is considered just to be a “help” and not an important economic contribution to agricultural production. Realising the importance of rural women in agriculture is an important aspect of gender relations.

VANADA SHIVA

http://www.navdanya.org/

Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, and anti-globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than twenty books. She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization, and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement.

AFFIONG WILLIAMS

http://www.reelfruit.com/about-us/

Affiong Williams, 29, is a Nigerian entrepreneur and the CEO of ReelFruit, a thriving agribusiness company. Her entrepreneurial journey in the agricultural space started in 2012 when she spotted a niche in fruits sector. Before founding ReelFruit, Affiong worked with Endeavor in South Africa where she rose to the position of Portfolio Manager and finally took a bow in 2012.

ISABELLA SALUSTI

Graine et ficelle

Isabella Sallusti is a cook and TV host who advocates organic, nature and simplicity in her recipes. This Parisian girl moved to the country seven years ago and runs the show “Les jardins d’Isabella” on Cuisine Plus, where she shares her secrets and her great recipes. By settling in the south of France, she created her own Garden of Eden, Graine et Ficelle, from a hectare and a half of stones lost in the mountains. At the same time a real farm, a pedagogical farm and a bed and breakfast, it is above all an extraordinary place of life for the children it welcomes.

JAMILA ABASS

https://mfarm.co.ke/

Lack of communication and an agricultural market flooded with middlemen can spell out disaster for many rural farmers in Africa. Entrepreneurs are developing technologies to help them improve production and get a fair price for their produce. Such ventures in digital and mobile technology have given rise to a new industry known as “ag-tech”.

https://mfarm.co.ke/

Lack of communication and an agricultural market flooded with middlemen can spell out disaster for many rural farmers in Africa. Entrepreneurs are developing technologies to help them improve production and get a fair price for their produce. Such ventures in digital and mobile technology have given rise to a new industry known as “ag-tech”.