Superwomen in Agriculture

Female farmer laughing in the field.
Female farmer laughing in the field.

There are an increasing number of superwomen in Agriculture these days. In an industry where women are often pushed to the back burner, it is refreshing to see that women are, in fact contributing to the agricultural revolution in this 21st century. Furthermore, not only are they mothers and mentors, but they are also inspiring and futuristic pioneers blazing the trail for future generations.

Here are the numbers to prove it:

 

Women in Agriculture Info-graphic

Women in Agriculture Info-graphic

Fati from Burkina Faso

Woman farming in the field

Fati farming in the field

As a result of her participation in a savings and lending program, Fati Sawadogo acquired some land as well as a mechanical generator to pump water to her crops. Before joining this program, Fati did not see much profit from all of her hard work and was not maximizing the land to its fullest potential. Now, she is earning enough revenue to support her four children. How amazing is that?

 

Intisar from Jerusalem

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Intisar Mohammed Hassan Attallah and her grandson Aiz Al-ba work hard at grooming their 2.5-acre farm where Intisar grows both grapes and vegetables. It’s great that she is teaching her grandson the importance of agriculture from an early age.

 

Angelica from Tanzania

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Angelica Komba sits with her husband and the four generations of soybean farmers in her family. For many female farmers worldwide, providing for their families and contributing to the financial development of their homes is what inspires them to work hard to provide for their loved ones. A determined woman in unstoppable!

Empowered Female Nigerian Farmers Holding Farm Equipment

Empowered Female Nigerian Farmers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Are you one of the superwomen in agriculture? What are your thoughts on the numbers above? What challenges do you face and how did you get involved with farming in the first place? Share your thoughts in the comments below because we want to know!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sources:
Women in Agriculture. (n.d.). Retrieved October 21, 2019, from https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/initiatives/women-agriculture  
Rlemke. (2017, March 08). The 15 Women farmers you need to meet. Retrieved October 22, 2019, from https://www.crs.org/stories/15-women-farmers-you-need-meet 

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