International Day of Rural Women  

Every year on October 15th, The United Nations’ International Day of Rural Women recognizes the many contributions that women make in rural areas and the challenges they face.  Women are the backbone of rural communities and make up about 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries.  In Africa, women farmers who mainly practice […]

What  is  Subsistence  Farming?

And Why isn’t it working? ​What it is: Subsistence farming or smallholder agriculture is when one family grows only enough to feed themselves. There is not usually much harvest to sell or trade, and what surplus there is tends to be stored to last the family until the next harvest. This is the most widely […]

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