Infographics of the Week: Women and Agriculture


As I wrote yesterday in Covering Agriculture, Poverty, and Hunger in Tanzania, I will be visiting Tanzania in the coming weeks to report on the agricultural sector and how it affects the millions of people who rely on subsistence farming for their living.

In Tanzania, 70 percent of all farming is cultivated by hand hoe and women make up the vast majority of the agricultural labor force. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) created these infographics to give an overview of farming in sub-Saharan Africa and women. Farming First - Women in Agriculture
Farming First - Women in Agriculture
Farming First - Women in Agriculture

Learn more at farmingfirst.org.

UN Photo/Penangnini Toure

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