'Men grow tobacco for drinking money but women feed families' - Ugandan farmer

By Katie Nguyen | Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:05 PM
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Africa make up 60 to 80 percent of the continent's smallholder farmers and produce 90 percent of its food, according to the Farming First coalition of farmers, scientists, engineers and industry players.

Yet women account for only 15 percent of landowners in sub-Saharan Africa, receiving less than 10 percent of the available credit and 7 percent of the...

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