Empowering Women in Farming.

Historically seen as a male-dominated industry, it is believed that women are breaking social stereotypes and are cultivating a new era of equality within the farming industry. Research indicates that stereotypes and preconceived notions are the reason why, not many women, especially in South Africa are confident to pursue their passion in farming. Nonetheless, women say they are steadily challenging these stereotypes, proving that their unique perspectives and talents can contribute to a thriving farming industry. Lenie Coetzee, supervisor, and coordinator for the Women in Farming Project based in Keimoes, recognized the need to help female seasonal workers provide for their families all year round rather than just during harvesting season. Lenie shares her vision....…  INSERT [Lenie Coetzee] She continues, by explaining how the Women in Farming project aims to provide women with emotional, financial, and technical support to overcome hunger, ill-treatment, and financial difficulties as well as providing women with unwavering confidence and long-term skillsets. She concludes by expressing her passion for providing disadvantaged women with agroeconomic empowerment.  

Journalist: Tasha-Ree Kella
Email: tashakella13@gmail.com

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