5 Cool Facts About Women Farmers

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5 Cool Facts About Women In Agriculture

I have always been proud to be a woman in farming, but these 5 facts about women in agriculture make me even prouder!

  1. Giving women farmers more resources could bring the number of hungry people in the world down by 100 – 150 million people.
  2. In developing countries, 79% of economically active women spend their working hours producing food, working in agriculture. Women are 43% of the farming work force.
  3. Between 2002 and 2007 the number of women farm operators grew 30 percent in the US. We’re the fastest growing segment of farmers.
  4.  Women farmers produce more than 50 percent of the food grown worldwide.
  5.  Nearly half of farms operated by women specialized in grazing livestock.
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