New research is finding that gender discrimination across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and Americas,
is being felt by at least half of the women farmers in agriculture. The survey involved 4000 women
working in seventeen high-, medium-, and low-income countries in a range of roles and types of
farming businesses. It aimed to understand the experience of women farmers today, their lives and
their concerns, in order to establish a foundation from which to evaluate future growth. In order to
break down the discrimination obstacles for women in agriculture, the results of the survey pointed
to training female farmers to use new technologies, dismantling financial obstacles, improving
academic education (in contrary to narrowly focussed training), and raising public awareness of the
key role women play in agriculture, specifically as key actors in their communities and families in
providing food and nutrition. Photo credit: Corteva Agriscience