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Empowering Women as a crucial ingredient for the success of the 2030 agenda

With only eight years to 2030, empowering women and ensuring gender equality is a vital step for ensuring an inclusive, holistic and efficient approach to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), women in agriculture represent around 45% of the labour force in developing countries, with the percentage...
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Women in Agriculture – Georgian Farmers’ Association

In this blog post, Irina Tkhelidze, Project Manager at the Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA) and DEMETER partner shares with us the many initiatives they are involved with to support women in agriculture. The economic empowerment of women is of paramount importance and an absolute prerequisite to achieve gender equality and sustainable development. Unfortunately, at the...
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A review of The Changing Face of Agriculture event

Introduction On February 17th, DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs joined forces to host an event titled ‘The Changing Face of Agriculture –  discussing youth, gender and digitalisation in agriculture.  Significant conclusions related to the age, gender, pay and education gap in agriculture can be extracted from the data gathered on the “Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics —...
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The Changing Face of Agriculture – 17th February 2022

The European agriculture sector is undeniably facing several challenges including an ageing population and gender inequality. However, tackling these challenges head-on can provide a professional development opportunity for new generations, in which women will experience an acceleration towards equality.  To clearly address the current status and the growing opportunities within farming, DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs, leading Horizon2020 projects...
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The generational and gender gap in agriculture

The European agricultural sector is undeniably facing several challenges including an ageing population and gender inequality. However, tackling these challenges head-on can provide a professional development opportunity for new generations, in which women will experience an acceleration towards equality.  To clearly address the current status and the growing opportunities within farming, DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs, leading...
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DEMETER participates at COP26 on Science and Innovation Day

Introduction On the 9th of November, DEMETER was excited to participate in COP26 with a one-day exhibition stand in the Green Zone. COP26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference with the aim of bringing parties together to accelerate towards climate change action. The Green Zone at COP26 is where the public, civil society,...
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Use of Digital Technologies as a farm advisor in Training

Jennifer Bracken from Teagasc is undertaking research ‘Application of digital advisory tools and services within a farm advisory service context’ within the EU FAIRshare project. In this blog post, FairShare and Jennifer share an overview of her research and her experience as a female advisor in training. Digital technologies are modifying the everyday lives, practices...
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A review of the Gender in Agritech webinar

Introduction DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs, leading Horizon2020 projects promoting the digital transformation of the European agri-food sector, came together to organise a webinar on October 15th to discuss the  importance of Gender in agritech. The webinar ran on International Rural Women’s Day which aims to create awareness of rural women and girls, their needs, and their...
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SmartAgriHubs: gender equality and smart farming

The raison d’être of SmartAgriHubs is inclusive and exponential Agri-digital community and network building, showcasing Agri-digital innovation which leads to more sustainable and competitive European agriculture. While many achievements are evident, a bit of self-reflection prompted a question: In our quest for inclusiveness and innovation, had we overlooked the obvious?  What about women in agri-tech...