March 8

Viewpoint: Let’s Recognize Women’s Role in Agriculture – And Invest in It

Jong-Jin Kim

While addressing visible gender gaps is crucial, efforts to promote the voice and leadership of women, and tackle the root causes of gender-based inequalities, are equally important for ensuring long-term results.

Despite women’s significant contributions to our agrifood systems in the Asia-Pacific region, women continue to face persistent obstacles, including limited access to resources, services, and discriminatory practices all along the food value chain.

Photo courtesy of sasint.

Source: The Jakarta Post (link opens in a new window)

gender equality, gender lens, smallholder farmers, supply chains