African Women in Agriculture

Overwhelmingy, African agricultural production is undergirded by women. Over 80% of agricultural output in Africa comes from small farmers-the majority of whom are rural women. These are the women who support the continent’s food security and generate the bulk of rural incomes. African women in agriculture make up the continent’s largest workforce-even though they work with severe constraints such as lack of access to land and capital. With smarter agricultural policy, stronger incentives, technology, and financing Africa’s women will trully drive a revolution in Africa’s agriculture