Join us for episode 3 of the Candid podcast. Jasmine and Alex discuss the world of agricultural inequality, delving into methods to develop better societal and technological practices for increasing the involvement of women in agriculture.
Approximately 60-80% of the world’s food is grown by women, but women farmers are consistently seen to be less productive than male farmers. On top of continuing to tackle institutional barriers, it is important to encourage the implementation of policy solutions that could help close this gap. The empowerment of women farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa has the power to greatly improve productivity in the agricultural industry, helping engender positive spillover effects such as improving GDP, increasing food security and lowering overall poverty.