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SECTOR FOREWORD Agriculture Combined, agriculture and women have been the bedrock of Africa’s economic and societal sustainability and development. Needless to say, easily, we live on a continent that is blessed with rich land which is wanted by all and sundry from across the world. However, the heavens haven’t been so kind to some parts of the continent in recent years with some countries having to rely solely on foreign aid due to the lack of rain. According to the World Bank, women’s large overrepresentation in agricultural tasks, combined with the existence of a gender gap in agricultural productivity and the need to boost Africa’s agricultural output is motivating increased attention to raising female agricultural productivity. Women make up only about 50% of the population and are already tasked with a host of other domestic duties. However, they do 60-80% of the work in agriculture giving rise to such questions like: how can the women in rural Africa be more empowered to be masters of their own and Africa’s destiny? Instead of waiting for answers from policy makers, some women have taken the ‘bull’ by the horns and fervently turned their agricultural ventures into thriving businesses. It is to these women that AGRI SA says “Halala! to the breadwinners of society.”

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MIW Regional Digital Magazine 2017  

Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government – this annual publication showcases Africa’s most influential women across the co...

MIW Regional Digital Magazine 2017  

Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government – this annual publication showcases Africa’s most influential women across the co...

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