What would happen if women in the agricultural sector had equal access to the financing, training and technology available to their male counterparts? These women would produce 20 to 30 percent more food, and their families would benefit from improved health, education and nutrition. Moreover, food production in developing countries would rise by 2.5 to 4 percent–sufficient growth to eliminate hunger for up to 150 million people.
Here at the Rainforest Alliance, we are committed to better engaging women across our agriculture, forestry, tourism, climate and education programs. Today, more than 100,000 full-time workers on Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms are women, as well many of our field trainers and a significant proportion of our senior leadership.
Join us as we explore the achievements of six women working with the Rainforest Alliance.