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  • African women farmers, an untapped goldmine

    14 October 2010, source: Christopher Connell , Afrik-news
    URL: http://www.afrik-news.com/archives-2010-10.html

    In Africa, Women grow most of the crops and perform most of the farm labor, as they do in much of the developing world, proving that the hand that rocks the cradle also tills the field. It is hard work, and they do it with distinct disadvantages because, as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton noted in a recent speech, women farmers “are very often denied access to the best seeds and fertilizer and other assets” that would yield bigger crops...
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