2026 will be the International Year of the Woman Farmer!

2026 has been declared the International Year of the Woman Farmer!

The worldwide observance will bring to light the vital role women play in global food and agriculture production. It will also raise global awareness of the unique challenges women face in the industry, and spark action to address those issues.

“From the field to the factory, from the classroom to the boardroom, women are fundamental to the future of agriculture. As leaders, it is our responsibility to make sure the next generation of women farmers have equal access to economic, educational and leadership opportunities and that we dismantle the unique barriers they face so they can continue to take on the challenges of meeting the world’s growing food, fuel and fiber needs.”
USDA Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small

The celebration is spearheaded by the USDA and supported by the United Nations and more than 100 cosponsors.

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