The Invisible Force Of Women In The Agricultural Sector (

The agricultural sector across sub-Saharan Africa is critical to local and regional economies as a developmental base for food security and employment. Within it, there remains an invisible force driving productivity in the region and across the world. It is one that is too easily overlooked and underappreciated for the scale of its contribution, often shunned for growth opportunities, ignored within the transformative discourse, and largely untapped in plans to develop the sector. This invisible force is the African women who are the backbone of our agricultural economy, representing at least half of the sector’s workforce in the region. Conservative estimates predict that these women,  whether they be farmers, livestock owners, workers, or entrepreneurs – are responsible for the production of the bulk of our food. Click here to read full article