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New U.S. Bill Empowers Small Farmers As Way To Fight Hunger

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.09.2016 | Impact

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies have hailed the passage of a U.S. bill that aims to eliminate hunger and poverty around the world by ...

Stunning Photos Shatter The Stereotype Of What A Farmer Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

When most people think of a farmer, they might envision an Old MacDonald type in a straw hat -- but that's far from reality. The Female Farmer Projec...

Women Are 'Chief Economists' Who Can Help End Hunger: UN

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.30.2016 | Impact

The United Nations has committed to ending world hunger by 2030 and it’s women who may be the key to reaching that goal. Worldwide, about 795 milli...

Tanzania Reality Show Tackles Gender Inequality, Awards Women Farmers Cash And Farm Tools

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact

This reality show drama is actually worth watching. Preparing to film its fifth season, Oxfam Tanzania’s series about women farmers highlights the g...

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 -- a far...

Taking HeforShe to the Farm

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Every stance that men take in the fight for gender equality is critical. But there is one particular group of women who remain the most marginalised: rural women, especially women farmers. We need to take "HeforShe" to the farm.

About Half The World's Farmers Are Women, But Many Don't Have Land, Modern Tools. Here's Who's Helping

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact

Across the globe, 805 million people are struggling with hunger. But that figure could be significantly reduced if female farmers just had the same ri...

Agriculture Is a Man's World? Not on My Farm

Val Wagner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Val Wagner

I was told recently, point blank, that "agriculture is a man's world." And I will freely admit that my first reaction was not a very pleasant one. Yes, it made me angry. Very angry.

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.

Women Farmers Will Save Us

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Women farmers: The backbone of smallholder agriculture. They grow 60-80 percent of the food in developing countries yet own less than 1 percent of the Earth's land.

Homegrown by Heroes Program to Roll out Nationwide

Linda Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Linda Watson

Would you make a special effort to buy food raised by veterans?

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.

G8: Don't Forget the Farmer at the End of the Road

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

As world leaders tackle hunger, poor nutrition and extreme poverty, they need to ensure their solutions are not top down. Farmers, particularly women farmers, must be central to any strategy and not an afterthought.

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.

Kadia, This Is for You...

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Kumi Naidoo

We must accept that after decades of struggle led by the women movement, injustice perpetuated against women for no other reason than their gender remains.

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.

Women Farmers: Nourishing Body and Soil

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Women think on a whole systems level which is why I'm impressed though not surprised to learn that women are running more farms and ranches, operating more land and producing a greater value of agricultural products than they were five years ago.

A More Feminine Food System: Farmer Jane (a Book Review)

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leslie Hatfield

Originally published at Ecocentric. Let's try something. Picture for a moment, dear reader, a farmer. It doesn't have to be a farmer you know, ass...

Women Can Plow Under A Global Hunger Crisis

Ritu Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ritu Sharma

This week, 4 million more people worldwide will go to bed hungry. Seven out of 10 of them are women.

Loving the Ladies: More Female Farmers Sprout Up Nationwide | Lori Aratani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While men tend to run larger farms focused on such commodity crops as soybeans and wheat, women tend to run smaller, more specialized enterprises sell...