According to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) in Mexico, 752,000 women are employed in the primary sector.

According to figures from the United Nations (UN), in developing countries, rural women account for approximately 43% of farm labor, producing, processing and preparing much of the food available, meaning that the great responsibility for food security lies with them.

Ensuring rural women’s access to productive agricultural resources empowers women and helps reduce hunger and poverty in the world.