During a week that marked the 100th celebration of International Women’s Day, there was a lot of news and blog buzz about women, farming and food. The new FAO report finds that while women make up 43 percent of the world’s farmers, only about 10 to 20 percent own the land they farm. Without land ownership, it is harder for women to get credit to buy inputs—including better seeds and fertilizers—to help increase yields and make farming more sustainable. Here’s some great, timely material on women farmers around the world. All posted just this week!
Talking About Women Farmers [WorldWatch]
Zimbabwe Land Reform Leaves Women Farmers Far Behind [The Women’s Information Network]
Closing the Gender Gap Could Boost the World’s Food Supply [The Sofia Echo]