International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is also a day to raise awareness about the ongoing struggle for gender equality and the many challenges that women continue to face around the world.

In agriculture, women play a crucial role in feeding the world’s population, yet they often face significant barriers to accessing resources and opportunities. Unfortunately, women are still frequently excluded from decision-making processes and have limited access to land, credit, and other key resources. Despite these challenges, women in agriculture are making significant contributions to their communities and the global food system.

They are innovating, finding new farming techniques, promoting sustainable agriculture, and advocating for policies that support women’s rights and empowerment.

This International Women’s Day, let us celebrate the contributions of women in agriculture and commit to working towards a more equitable and sustainable future for all.


Happy International Women’s Day from the Women in Ag Mag team.

“I believe a farmer’s job is to continuously adapt and grow”,

Angela Ferraro-Fanning, Axe and Root Homestead, New Jersey (USA)   Not far from New York City, in central New Jersey, USA, Angela Ferraro-Fanning decided to reconnect with nature and grow her own food. She does not have an agricultural background, but as the years went on her curiosity allowed her to learn and grow her […]

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Book review: The Reindeer Chronicles – And Other Inspiring Stories of Working with Nature to Heal the Earth

By Judith D. Schwartz   Some regions of the world bear wounds inflicted by disrespectful (agricultural) practices, often from times long gone. Cutting down forests to form pastures caused desertification, construction works along the seashore caused precipitation patterns to shift and monoculture sugar cane and fruit plantations destroyed entire landscapes. In “The Reindeer Chronicles”, writer […]

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“My children get to grow up on a farm and that’s worth it to me”

Sarah Clulow, Bernard’s Farm, Chesshire UK)   Sarah Clulow is a first generation farmer. She doesn’t come from a farming family, nor is she married to a farmer. And yet, one day, she decided to leave the safety of job and home behind to become a farmer. “I worked in child protection for many years […]

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