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Meet the Next-Gen Female Farmers

Finding their own economic independence through coffee
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Dorotee Uwimbabazi has spent her whole life on coffee farms, and she is still improving her farming practices. She recently discovered the benefits of planting shade trees in her garden; not only do they protect the coffee trees, but they also provide the perfect compost when they shed their leaves. "I think they have made my garden one of the best in my community," she beams.

From Milking Cows to Research

By Claudine Galloway
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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S., and from the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S., and from the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

Women Smallholder Farmers Rising to the Challenge: Firsthand Perspectives from Kenya and Thailand

Diana Gitonga and Chuenjit Meeposom
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According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, there would be a 20-30 percent estimated yield increase if women farmers had the same access to resources as men. It's a powerful statistic that underscores the global issue of gender inequality, highlighting the integral role – and extraordinary potential – of women in agriculture.
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