June 14, 2010, 12:23 p.m.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a new study exploring the role of women in African agriculture. The report notes that while women account for the majority of the agricultural workforce in Africa, agricultural research and higher education are disproportionately led by men.
There is an urgent need for greater representation of women in the field of agricultural science and technology (S&T) in Sub-Saharan Africa. Female scientists, professors, and senior managers offer different insights and perspectives to help research institutes to more fully address the unique and pressing challenges of both female and male farmers in the region.