Women farmers in rural areas are small holders, mostly uneducated, do not have access to own lands and are seasonal farmers(http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTGENAGRLIVSOUBOOK/Resources/Module12.pdf).
More so, they are burdened with the domestic roles that they do not have enough time to spend like their male counterpart on the farm. These has reduced their agricultural productivity and income. Also lack of market for their fruits and vegetables which causes over ripening and spoilage of food.
Sixty percent of the world’s chronically hungry persons are women and children (Source: WFP Gender Policy and Strategy).
This fact we have also discovered working with farming families in Mariwo ifedore local government, Ondo state Nigeria that women and their children are always at the receiving end of increasing impacts of climate change with unpredictable rain patterns, lack of knowledge on good agricultural practices and unavailability of market is causing hunger, malnutrition for children and more hardship them.
With a the mandate for Gender inclusion, I am to planning Agro-gender development for sustainable Agriculture. to build capacity of rural women and girls, build the interest of girls and ladies in agriculture especially the ones raised from the farm with the knowledge of good agriculture practice beginning from high school. Support them to have access to education and develop their market by creating an urban market for their fruits and vegetables to help them become round the year farmers, have enough food to eat, live healthy life’s and generate consistent income.