The Future of Agriculture – Putting Women in the Driver’s SeatAgriculture & Rural Development | June 17, 2011
Throughout the developing world, women are often a quiet force...
In the developing world, infrastructure is spreading and telecommunications is reachng even the most remote villages. Yet a large segment of agriculture still runs on methods developed hundrerd of years ago with productivity laging behind global standards.
The technological breakthroughs of the Green Revolution in the 60s and 70s sprang us forward. But our growth has slowed. Agricultural growth has missed targets by 1 percentage point for the past 4 years, and the combination of economic growth with a swelling population means more people are demanding more agricultural commodities.