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Empowering Women, Ensuring Food Security

Women represent half of the world's population and almost half of the global agricultural workforce, but produce less food than men. With the global population expected to increase by over 1 billion to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, the widening gap between world population and food availability will require solutions addressing the growing need for food. One such solution is the adoption of new technologies among women growers. In her essay “Women adopting agricultural technologies,” Rachel Shaul, Netafim’s Head of Corporate Marketing and External Affairs, looks at the meeting point between women growers in the rural areas of Gujarat, India, and drip irrigation technology. Listening to the stories of these women might contribute to the implementation of steps that will empower them to make good decisions for themselves, and move mankind another step closer toward creating a world without hunger and poverty.

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