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Workshop
19:00 - 20:30 GMT
Sunday, 10 January

Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture: The Transformative Power of Non-hierarchical Spaces

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19:00 - 20:30 GMT
Sunday, 10 January

Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture: The Transformative Power of Non-hierarchical Spaces

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In the United States, women are increasingly taking on decision-making roles in agriculture, and around the world, women’s empowerment in agriculture is a key tactic for supporting climate resilience and food security. American Farmland Trust and its partners around the United States have developed a variety of support structures for women in agriculture, including through facilitated peer-to-peer learning and networking. These programs create spaces for women in agriculture to share authentically about what they are experiencing in a white male-dominated field, support women in accessing resources, and help them realize their power to steward land successfully. But the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the way these services are offered, prompting practitioners to get creative with their use of online platforms. 

During this session, leading practitioners will share their successes and lessons-learned making this shift in 2020, and discuss what it might mean for the future of support systems for women in agriculture in the United States.

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