In honor of International Women’s Day, Food Tank is celebrating 27 Inspiring women working to close the gender gap in the food system.
Women are disproportionately impacted by natural disasters and public health crises. Despite this, food systems solutions often fail to address gender equity. On the podcast, Dani talks about the essential role women play in building a better food system.
Documentary exposing the history of racism and sexism in American farming features woman-led Rise & Root Farm
Women make up nearly half of the agricultural labor force in developing nations yet many lack access to credit, education, and decision-making. Supporting women farmers is key to the climate change solution.
Caryl Levine and Ken Lee, co-founders and co-CEOs of Lotus Foods, talk about supporting smallholder rice farmers through promoting System of Rice Intensification.
When the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) surveyed more than 3,500 farmers under 40 in 2017, 60 percent of the farmer respondents were women. And in 2012, the USDA Census of Agriculture found that 14 percent of principal farm operators were women, a nearly 300 percent increase since 1978, when it began counting women as farmers.
The control over food often signifies power over others. While women make up the majority of the agricultural labor force worldwide, they retain little control over their lives. With more resources, female farmers have the potential to regain this control while bringing millions out of hunger.
The winners of the Foundation for New York’s Strongest micro-grant winners have been announced, recognizing innovative action against food waste in New York’s bid to be zero waste by 2030.