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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN ARE INVOLVED IN AGRIC BUSINESS?

In today’s story on our blog post, we decided to write on a very interesting topic on the International Women’s Day. This day of course is one of the day we look forward to. Women all over the world have and are making great impact in our society today.

This happens to be the 8th of March, a day selected for the International Women’s day. A perfect time for this special article to bless your screen.

In our world today, research has found strong reasons to emphasize women’s economic, political, cultural and academic involvement. Not forgetting how they play a huge role in our society today.

Since women play a huge role in our society, we will be discussing on an interesting topic on “Women in agricultural business”

Working with women makes good business sense, why­? Because when women have the right skills and opportunities, they can help business and markets grow. Women make important contributions to the agricultural and rural economies of all regions of the world.

Research shows that women play a significant role in the agricultural labor force and in agricultural activities. Although to a varying degree.

Consequently their contribution to agricultural output is undoubtedly extremely significant, although difficult to quantify with any accuracy.

It has often been claimed that women produce 60-80 percent of food; however, assigning contributions to agricultural outputs by gender is problematic. In most agricultural households both men and women are involved in crop production.

Women around the world are overcoming barriers to establish profitable business in the agricultural sector.

However, strong links to markets, access to finance and resources for women business leaders to break through the “glass ceiling’. It also expand their agribusiness to compete to an international scale.

THE WOMEN DRIVING AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

In Africa, 62% of economically active women work in agriculture as producers, traders and processors. Despite their high representation in the sector, rural women are worse off in terms of productivity and earnings than men.

When you look at the entire value chain, women have a much bigger role in production. It shows that if women’s entrepreneurship in agribusiness should be given an equal voice in decision-making at policy level.

Finally, in recent years women are doing much not only in agribusiness but in other sectors of the world. Women represent nurture, growth and of course whatever grows yields much fruit and we hope for the abundance of it.

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