Farmers in Africa

Women Farmers Are Key to a Food-Secure Africa: Q&A

Busani Bafana interviews JANE KARUKU, the first woman president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Jane Karuku, the new AGRA boss, dreams of seeing smallholder farmers become the drivers in Africa's quest for food security.

BULAWAYO, May 11, 2012 (IPS) - While women constitute the majority of food producers, processors and marketers in Africa, their role in the agricultural sector still remains a minor one because of cultural and social barriers.