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Scholarships

Sponsor women farm leaders with a scholarship today!

Women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force and produce the majority of food in poorer parts of the world, yet they have access to less resources than their male counterparts. Closing this gender gap can improve the lives of women and their families, and create thriving communities. Scholarships provide women in positions of influence with knowledge and experiences they can share among their communities.

Sponsor Scholarships

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Why Support Women Farmers?

TAKE ACTION FOR CLIMATE

Women are our best allies in a changing climate. Project Drawdown ranks Women Smallholders #62 of 100 critical climate solutions.

TACKLE POVERTY

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.

Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

WITH YOUR HELP, WE'VE FUNDED:

Scholarship for Vasantha Kumari

India
$2,500 raised
1 scholarship
Ended July 1, 2018

COMSA Organic Agriculture Scholarships

Honduras
$3,500 raised
10 farmers
Ended September 31, 2017