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African Women Farmers Need Support From Leaders, Policymakers

Forbes: Supporting Women Farmers Is The Key To Africa’s Continued Progress
Uyen Kim Huynh, senior research scientist at the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University

“…Given the critical role that women farmers play in Africa with respect to agricultural production and securing livelihoods for their families, further investments and better policies are needed to close the gender gap in agriculture. By doing so, this would fuel agricultural and economic growth, as well as promote broader development efforts for Africa. … Africa’s progress depends on its leaders and policymakers to institute policies that empower women in agriculture and by doing so, reduce hunger and improve livelihoods for Africa’s growing population…” (6/9).

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