Rural women produce half of the world’s food, but are some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet.

Did you know?

Rural women make up 25% of the global population

The number of rural women living in poverty has doubled since the 1970s

Women produce 50% of the world’s food, but only own 1% of the land

Only 39% of girls in rural areas attend high school

Women with a secondary education tend to have fewer children, marry later in life, and are less likely to experience violence

Rural women in Sub-Saharan Africa spend 40 billion hours a year collecting water

Giving women access to agricultural resources, training and services, could increase the productivity of their farms, and feed up to 150 million hungry people around The WorldFish Center

International Day of Rural Women – 15 October

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