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Fact 3: Approximately half of Sub-Saharan African farmers are women. Over the last thirty years, female farmers became increasingly important for African food supply.

Half of Sub-Saharan farmers are women. Since 1980, the share of female farmers rose slightly. In the EU the share of female farmers has increased, too, but reaches only 40 per cent.

 

Source: ESA Working Paper (2011), The Role of Women in Agriculture