More often than not when we hear the word farmer, we picture a ruddy man in wellington boots with a makeshift belt of baling twine. But this impression is as outdated as it is inaccurate. More and more farm workers are women, performing the crucial, though often unpaid, tasks that keep a farm running smoothly. Although women do the lion’s share of the work in agriculture, it is still mainly elderly men who own the land, control women’s labour and generally call the shots. We dig deeper and look at the contribution women make to the agricultural sector globally – and the rewards they reap.
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