October 8, 2013
The development of agribusiness is a terrain in which women are apart but not excelling to the highest points of leadership. This is not only attributable to agribusiness but across industries in which women are not a top of leadership. The research on “Agribusiness women not making it to the top” was reported within the United States and Canada.
Rural offered, “study in the United States and Canada has found while women are well represented in agribusiness, few of them advance to senior positions.”
The data does not strike as profoundly novel but its documentation aids in understanding the gaps and constraints to the advancement of women in agriculture.
“Researchers surveyed agricultural businesses and the women they employ, and say the results are likely to be similar in other parts of the world. The study’s lead author Sarah Day Levesque says while women were well represented in administration and customer services roles, there were significantly fewer of them in middle and senior management. She said, “When we are comparing it to other industries, boards of directors are generally 16.6 per cent women, in the ag and forestry industry there’s 14.3 per cent women.”
In July of this year we reported on women in agriculture on “The importance of women in the role of agriculture is vital to the sustainability of the industry.” states Gail Gago, Minister for Agriculture and the Status of Women.
The role is to understand the numbers within the research to advance the role of women promoting innovation, opportunities and development of women within the industries supply chain.
- Guyana Minister lauds role of women in ensuring food security in the region (antiguaobserver.com)
- Nigeria’s Billionaires Now Invest in Agriculture, Says Agric Minister (transformationwatch.com)