Invest in Women in Agriculture

Globally, women contribute over a third of the agricultural labor force, this proportion is much
higher at 70% for Africa, which is an agricultural continent accounting for between 30-40% of
its GDP from the sector. The contribution that women make to this sector can therefore not be
underscored as they play a pivotal role in feeding the continent. Despite their important role,
women continue to face numerous challenges and barriers which greatly limit their economic
opportunities due to gender inequalities.

Victoria Thiga, Our Gender and Youth Inclusion specialist, was featured in the Star newspaper highlighting how Africa Harvest is investing in women in agriculture in our interventions.

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