Why Do Women Farmers Hold The Key To A World Free From Hunger?

Learn about the barriers that exist for women farmers feeding the world.

What to know:

  • Women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force but face more discrimination compared to their male counterparts.
  • From accessing financial services to fighting climate change, these challenges prevent female farmers from success.
  • Empowering women farmers is critical to ending hunger – watch the video and take the quiz to learn more.

Learn More about this cause:

Climate change has placed the world's food security at risk. Farmers generally face many challenges, but women face multiple constraints beyond those of their male counterparts farmers. 

Women fulfil important roles across the food value chains and make up 43% of the agriculture labor force, yet face significant discrimination when it comes to land and livestock ownership, equal pay, participation in decision-making entities, access to financial services, and much more.

To overcome gender inequality, we have to learn about these barriers. Watch this video to hear directly from women farmers on the frontline and  learn why their empowerment is critical to ensuring the entire world can eat. Then take it a step further and test your knowledge with the quiz.