Happy Rural Women’s Day!

Women and girls play a crucial role in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing. Globally, one in three employed women works in agriculture

However, women farmers are less able to access land, credit, agricultural inputs and markets to receive the best prices for their crops. Structural barriers and discriminatory social norms also constrain rural women’s decision-making power and community participation.

This International Day of Rural Women, we honor women working in wheat and highlight ways to meet their needs. Click the thumbnails below to explore these stories of amazing women working in wheat.


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International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Carretera Mexico-Veracruz, Km. 45, El Batan, Texcoco, Edo de México, Mexico

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Dalia Building 2nd Floor, Bashir El Kassar Street, Verdun, Beirut, Lebanon

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