Fund a Female Farmer

A staggering 80% of the world’s poor reside in rural areas and earn a living largely through agriculture, tending to crops and animals on smallholder farms — those less than 2 hectares, or about 5 acres — that are responsible for producing more than a third of the globe’s food. And much of this work is accomplished by women.

Agriculture and farmers — specifically women farmers — are key to solving the food crisis. Visit our blog to read more about why women are important in farming.

Did You Know?

  • Small-scale farmers produce one-third of the world’s food. 
  • Women make up 41% of the global agricultural workforce, but they own only 15% of the land.

Heifer works to empower women farmers by:

  • Designing our projects with women in mind
  • Gender equity training, changing cultural norms and beliefs
  • Directly giving women access to training, resources, support, markets and credit
  • Encouraging women to form and join self-help groups
  • Helping women elevate themselves into leadership positions

$160 provides a woman farmer the resources to grow her farm and increase her income

With increased incomes, these women can:

  • Feed their families three nutritious meals a day
  • Pay school fees for all their kids
  • Have money for medicine and home improvements
  • Create healthy, sustainable livelihoods

$160 provides a woman farmer the resources to grow her farm and increase her income

With increased incomes, these women can:

  • Feed their families three nutritious meals a day
  • Pay school fees for all their kids
  • Have money for medicine and home improvements
  • Create healthy, sustainable livelihoods
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Fund A Female Farmer Partnership Opportunity

Fund a Female Farmer is a great corporate engagement program. We have activities geared toward your corporation, your staff and your customers. Your company can support female farmers with training and resources they need to grow flourishing farms ensuring a future where we all have healthy, nutritious food on the table. 

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