Fighting for gender equality
In Europe, 96% of farms are family run and yet women only represent 30% of the total European farm managers. We need more women in farming. Women contribute to the development of social farming but also to the evolution of agricultural models, in accordance with European policies and the Sustainable Development Goals. Women are also at the forefront of innovation, strengthening the concept of multi-functionality and diversification in rural areas by developing new activities, production lines and services. As shown by our Innovation Award for Women Farmers, a number of ground-breaking projects are carried out by women farmers. We should be proud of this and should widely promote such activities to inspire others and create new vocations.