The super women of maize and wheat
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Milling & Grain|
|Year of publication||2015|
|Scope & content||The 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.