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Pink Tractor

Pink Tractor is dedicated to sharing women’s stories, providing encouragement and resources, and creating community, on and off the farm. Farm Strong. Woman Smart.


Women Food & Ag Network (WFAN)

To engage women in building an ecological and just food and agricultural system through individual and community power.

Women in Agriculture: An Assessment of the Current State of Affairs in Africa

This study examines the state of women in African agriculture, by focusing on how policy and institutional considerations frame the conditions of access to agricultural resources. The study first shows the missing links in the approaches to African women in agriculture. Second, the study discusses the relationship between access to resources and rewards and the contribution of women farmers to agricultural development, food security and the larger continental development agenda. Through the use of thematic variables, the study shows some of the constraints that affect the access of women farmers to critical variables in agricultural production and marketing. Finally, the study reiterates the importance of political leadership in improving the conditions of women farmers and outlines viable policy recommendations that recognize and address the multiple roles and challenges African women farmers are confronted with in the agricultural sector in particular and national development in general.