FLIARA: Female Led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas

Written by Maura Farrell, Louise Weir and Aisling Murtagh, University of Galway, Ireland. The FLIARA (Female-led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas) project aims to create a European-wide ecosystem, which supports women-led innovative practices in farming and rural areas. This includes different types of rural women, inclusive of age, class, culture, race, and ethnicity who...

Gender Task Force work set to continue as part of SmartAgriHubs legacy

Women make up 30 percent of the agricultural labour force in Europe and one in four farm managers are women. However according to participants in the Horizon 2020 funded SmartAgriHubs and DEMETER programmes, women face significant discrimination when it comes to accessing credit and financial backing as well as a voice when it comes to...

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...