Women

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Globally, women make up for almost half of the agricultural workforce. They also play a vital role in household food security, dietary diversity and health, as well as in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. In spite of this, women remain economically marginalised and vulnerable to violations to their rights and well-being. Through agroecology (the pathway towards food sovereignty), equal opportunities for groups of women and men are achieved to access and control productive resources and services (such as land, livestock, education and nutrition) that benefit society at large.

TOP ARTICLES ON WOMEN

Women drive alternative economies in the Himalayas December 22, 2015 by Sarah Marie Nischalke - In the Himalayas, male outmigration and the effects of climate change create challenges for rural women. Many of them develop innovative farming practices based on agroecology, push alternative economies and create niche markets. Women in India, Nepal and China show how agroecology can be a strategy to adapt to changing Read more