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#AskAg Twitter Chat Recap: Empowering Women at the Head of Family Farms

Photo Credit: Liz Elango Bintliff, @mayangelango

At this month's #AskAg Twitter Chat, the Agrilinks team welcomed four experts on gender and agriculture to raise awareness and share knowledge about women's issues in agriculture. Experts from USAID Bureau for Food Security, One Acre Fund, World Farmers' Organization, and FANRPAN shared their insights and expertise with our Twitter audience.

Throughout the chat, the Twitter audience shared resources, platforms, case studies, and current projects that are doing research and continuing to improve the lives of women in agricultural communities around the world. Please read below to access all the great resources that were shared throughout the chat, and don't forget to read the synthesized Twitter Chat Storify below.

The #AskAg Chat explored the following questions:

  1. What challenges do women in family farming face in the developing world, and what do they need to thrive?
  2. How can we reach more women farmers worldwide with tools and skills they need?
  3. What are the success stories that show the benefits of investing in rural women? How do we measure this success?
  4. How do we identify and empower male allies in the quest to improve women-run family farms?
  5. Women farmers are often both the breadwinners and the bread bakers. How do we improve the nutritional status of family farms?


Research & Indices

Case Studies & Blog Posts


 Farmers practice planting beans in a One Acre Fund training. Photo Credit: One Acre Fund, @OneAcreFund


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