AFRICAN WOMEN GET A RAW DEAL
In many sub-Saharan African countries, women do up to 80% of the farm work
These women often own just 1% of land, and receive as little as 5% of farm inputs and other supports.
If women were given equal access to inputs, studies estimate that food production would increase by 20%
Benefits from farming that are received by African women are more likely to be invested in family health and education.
We will send copies of this petition to the decision-makers who allocate hundreds of millions of dollars for agricultural and rural development projects each year.
We will ask them to allocate a fair share of this funding to projects that support Africa's women farmers.
Together, we can make a difference.
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