Thursday, March 5, 2015

Women in Agriculture

Partners’ Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program focuses on expanding opportunities and providing technical assistance to groups who historically have had little access to such resources. These groups include indigenous groups, small-scale farmers, and women. Our F2F volunteers help promote gender equality by encouraging women to participate in workshops and trainings. Female F2F volunteers also play a key role in reinforcing the value and knowledge that women provide in agricultural production and income-generation. Approximately 30% of our F2F volunteers and 50% of our beneficiaries are women.

F2F Program Officer, Courtney Dunham, with cooperative members of Cuatro Pinos,
the first all-women's cooperative in Guatemala
In preparation for International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8, 2015, please enjoy a few of our blog stories on Women in Agriculture:


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