The IAAS Women in Agriculture Global Project was officially started on the 8th of March 2018 (International Women’s Day). The road to this great initiative towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5 started during the 59th World Congress in Indonesia, 2016 and 60th World Congress in Mexico, 2017. The project gives women the opportunity to contribute their ideas to the agricultural sector. The main goal is to promote gender equality and providing a platform for them to share their problems, experience and how they can overcome.
Many countries have produced regulations intended to fight discrimination and programs granting women access to health, education, and economic rights such as land ownership. However, the fact remains that women have fewer opportunities than men to benefit from economic development with lower participation in the labor force and decision making. The right resources could help women maximize economic opportunities, increase productivity, and improve food security since women tend to reinvest in their households.
Young vibrant global changers of IAAS all around the World have implemented the Women in Agriculture Project in several different ways ranging from social media campaigns, debates, seminars, workshops and conferences with profound speakers.
On the 8th of March, IAAS World commemorated the International Women’s Day by celebrating all women in the agricultural through the “I am in support of closing the gender gap in agriculture” campaign.
A platform for women to share their views and stories openly has been created by carrying out video interviews. With a set target of at least 20 episodes before the 31st of August 2018 our current stories recorded are of women from Kenya, Nepal, Mexico, Paraguay, Chile and The Netherlands. The project is not only limited to the views of women in the agricultural industry but also gives room to the views of man concerning women participation in agriculture.