Just under 50% of the global agricultural workforce is female, and over two-thirds of smallholder farmers are women, by some estimates. Why shouldn’t this female workforce have similar representation in those trying to work for and with them?
‘It is an exciting time to work in the data sector, both for women and men. If we get it right, the data revolution can change the livestock & agricultural sector’
Organisations, sectors, and disciplines are always going to work better with a balance of women and men, as well as other aspects of diversity, because we approach problems in different ways and ask different questions. To achieve sustainable development we need people thinking in different ways towards a common goal.
‘The fact that women farmers express specific needs can perhaps be better captured and analyzed by a woman, according to the cultural context.’
‘It is time to forget all the misconceptions around what a woman can or cannot do. Women should be involved in every discipline of science and in an equal way to men.’