The super women of maize and wheat

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    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2015

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    Arts, culture and heritage > The role of women

    Scope & contentThe International maize and wheat improvement centre (CIMMYT) celebrates “Super Women” of Maize and Wheat
    By Julie Mollins, CIMMYT

    Women make up just over 40 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, a number that varies from about 20 percent in Latin America to 50 percent in parts of Africa and Asia, and exceeds 60 percent in a few countries, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation.

    The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), which conducts various gender-focused research projects, launched a social media crowdsourcing campaign on International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women in agriculture... Read more.


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