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Female Farmers

4 Photos That Prove Farming Is Women's Work

Posted 06.24.2015 | OWN

Photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz pays tribute to agriculture's hidden heroines. By Zoe Donaldson They're iconic scenes of rural America --...

The Domino Effect Between Climate Change and Women Farmers

Lauren Supina | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

If women had access to the resources and tools they needed, the FAO says that between 100 and 150 million more people could be fed.

Changing The Game For Female Farmers

Dr. Beatrice Sakwa | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Dr. Beatrice Sakwa

If you saw Aqwalina's lush farm today, you would be shocked to learn that it was basically barren just a couple of years ago. But when her abusive husband abandoned the family, she turned a challenging situation into a new opportunity.

Farming While Pregnant in Tanzania

Chika Oduah | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Chika Oduah

With more than 75 percent of the population living in rural areas, farming comprises up to 75 percent of Tanzania's workforce and farming while heavily pregnant has lead to considerable cause for alarm in the realm of maternal health.

These Stunning Photos Prove Farmers Look Nothing Like Old MacDonald

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women

When I was a young child growing up in the suburbs of DC, I remember thinking that farms had two types of people on them: farmers and farmers' wives. ...

FarmHer Refaces the All-American Farmer

Food Politic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Food Politic

"When you think of a farmer, you don't automatically think of a woman." Marji Guyler-Alaniz, the photographer behind FarmHer said. Yet she knew that women were farming -- it just wasn't being reinforced to the public through stories or photos.

If We Fail Women Farmers, We Fail the World

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Gender equity, where women and men are valued equally and enjoy the same opportunities to fulfill their potential, is a basic human right and an important component of international development work. When gender equity is present, we find accountability, efficiency and sustainability.

On International Women's Day, Celebrate and Empower the Female Face of Farming

Anette Engelund Friis | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Anette Engelund Friis

A significant share of rural households in all regions are headed by women and women are engaged in unpaid family work, meaning rural women on average work much longer hours than men.

Stop Excluding Women From Farmer Business Associations, Field School Training

Dr. Rekha Mehra | Posted 07.20.2012 | Impact
Dr. Rekha Mehra

Women farmers work hard to grow food for themselves and their families, and for sale. They plant and tend, fertilize and weed, harvest and process -- in short, do all it takes to produce a crop. But they don't get much in return.

Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

2011-09-14-womenfarmers.jpgThe 30 women profiled in this book share a common vision for what constitutes a sustainable food system.

Female Farmers: The New Food Industry Frontier

AOL Jobs | Posted 11.12.2011 | Women

Men are the seed-sowers and women are the soil -- or so goes the basic premise behind the McElvaine Thesis, which argues that the shift from egalitari...