The female farmer may be regarded as a rarity, but we know women play a larger role in agriculture production than many think. Worldwide, more than 564 million women participate in agriculture, and nearly half of the agricultural labor force in developing countries is female. In the same stride, 30% of U.S. farmers are women, yet the face of farming is typically that of a man. Women make a strong contribution to food security and nutrition, at both the household and community levels.
Unfortunately, in some parts of the world, female farmer production is limited by barriers to finance, inputs, and extension services, as well as land ownership and rights. A common problem for most farmers in developing countries is limited access to capital, like bank loans. A recent solution developed to fill that gap is equity crowdfunding.Read More