Monday, March 14, 2011

Did you know that worldwide, 36 percent of the world’s farmers are women – compared with 34 percent for men. In developing regions, the figure is much higher. In Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, 60 to 70 percent of farmers are women – exceeding the percentage of men in both regions.

So, it’s a sad irony that women — the majority of the world’s farmers – still face food insecurity.


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