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Women farmers in developing countries significantly less resources and rights compared to their male counterparts. Grow Ahead’s mission is to support capacity building for women smallholder farmers by providing funding for agroecology scholarships. By “training trainers,” scholarships have a multiplier effect spreading agroecology knowledge and experiences far and wide.
On average, women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force and produce 60 to 80% of food crops in poorer parts of the world. Women have less access to a range of resources, from land rights and credit to education and technology. Closing this gender gap can improve the lives of women, their families and communities.
IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT
Even though they farm as capably and efficiently as men, inequality in assets, inputs, and support means women produce less on the same amount of land. When agricultural plots produce well, there is less pressure to deforest for additional ground, avoiding emissions.
CULTIVATE FOOD SECURITY
If all women smallholders receive equal access to productive resources, their farm yields will rise by 20 to 30%; 100 to 150 million people will no longer be hungry.