JOIN NFU on Sunday, October 15th as we celebrate the 10th annual International Day of Rural Women. This year’s theme is “Challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.”
According to the United Nations, women make up 43% of the agricultural workforce worldwide, however they face great challenges compared to their male counterparts in accessing land tenure, knowledge and other agricultural inputs. This, in turn, prevents them from implementing climate-resilient practices. The UN argues, that nullifying gender discrimination among farmers “can provide a ‘triple dividend’ of gender equality, food security and climate management” (UN Website).
Today we take the time to recognize the strengths and contributions of rural women across the globe that play a crucial role in the success of their communities and the world each and every day.