Empowering women farmers is very key to break the inequality gap the African women faces in all spheres of life. The main challenge to the woman farmer is access to land. And I think it is most important in addition to education (digitalization) for development partners to team up with African leaders to embark on radical land reforms as were the case of Mexico in 2007.
Access to agricultural land is key to secure the educational prospects of the girl child from Rural Africa. There are many evidence to this effect. Women rice steamers from Benin who participated in ATVET4W attested to this. It is also true that women employed at farming sectors were much secured relative women employed in urban informal sector during the Covid crises. But if the woman has no access to farm land, then the girl-child risk dropping out of school.
I am tempted to believe that quite an appreciable number of the African woman who has break the odds to rub shoulders with the male counterparts have their source of strength from the Woman farmer (a family relation). Hence issues of land rights is prerequisite for the African woman to ensure a bottom-up sustainable women empowerment and by implication bridging the gender and socio-economic inequality gap.
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