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Agri-Foodtech Female Leaders Struggle To Attract Investment

Agri-Foodtech Female Leaders Struggle To Attract Investment

Female entrepreneurs in the food and agricultural technology industry received a tiny fraction of the $16.9 billion investment deals secured worldwide in 2018, a new report said on Thursday. Called ‘Money Where Our Mouths Are,’ it is the first-ever study to document funding inequality for women trying to pave the way in this growing, innovative sector. While […]

The Power Of Social Media And Farming In Bridging Gender Gap In Africa

The Power Of Social Media And Farming In Bridging Gender Gap In Africa

Farming First has launched a provocative social media campaign, aimed at exposing the gender gap in agriculture. FAO data states that despite women comprising 43 per cent of the agricultural workforce, they produce on average 20-30% less crops than men per hectare. Yet according to the coalition, the reasons for this gap are widely misunderstood. […]

Women Farm Workers Protest Labour Law Violations In South Africa

Women Farm Workers Protest Labour Law Violations In South Africa

On the last day of women’s month, more than 200 women farm workers marched from Keizergracht Street in Cape Town to the provincial legislature and then to the Department of Labour. They wore black shirts that read: “Stop labour rights violations!”. They carried posters with “Demand Better Labour Conditions” and “We Demand Toilets in the […]

Female Farmers Suffer Most In Southern Africa Drought

Female Farmers Suffer Most In Southern Africa Drought

Southern Africa has suffered through one of the worst droughts in decades and now small farmers face a long hungry season with growing food aid needs until the next harvest. Given the growing uncertainty of rainfall in this region, many are turning to irrigation as a key strategy for securing future harvests. The problem, however, […]

Female farmers in 90 nations face discriminatory land laws

Female farmers in 90 nations face discriminatory land laws

Women in more than 90 countries still lack equal rights to own land, hurting food production and efforts to tackle poverty, Rwanda’s former agriculture minister said. Nations in eastern and southern Africa have considerably improved their laws to grant land ownership rights to female farmers, Agnes Kalibata said. But many states in North Africa and […]