Friday, December 23, 2011

Fast Fact Friday: The Gender Gap

"Over 1.1 billion women farmers are not reaching their full potential"
 Gender is a hot-button issue this year. The UN Food and Agriculture's annual State of Food and Agriculture, released this past March, focused on gender issues. Basically, the premise behind much of the discussion is that women, when provided equal access to training, technology, education, financial and technical resources, will not only produce more food, but make considerable strides towards alleviating hunger and poverty. If you ask me, women empowerment is the answer to many of our planet's problems...check out this nifty animated video below.
And happy 250th post, my lovely little blog! At this rate, we should hit 300 by April!

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