More than half of the world’s farming population is female, yet they own fewer assets, have less access to the inputs they need (land, labor, seeds, money), have lower levels of access to services like training or insurance than men do.
The United Nations and the World Bank along with scores of well-meaning non-profits have a ton of strategies to correct this problem but in my little corner to the world, I want to do my part for gender equality in agriculture by donating a share of Sixteen Sprigs’ profits to reduce this injustice and promote positive gender outcomes.
Each year I pledge to select a group of beautiful, hard-working women farmers or agri-entrepreneurs to support with my pledge of 10% of Sixteen Sprigs annual profits. Be a part of the ‘power of purple’ by helping us, help other women farmers. You can purchase Sixteen Sprigs products at local markets in the Lansing and Saint Johns’ areas. See our market page for more details.
Tanzanian woman farming marigolds.