By working with and empowering women farmers, DIG is able to have a meaningful impact on their lives and their families’ nutrition, food security, income while reducing the impacts of climate change in their communities.
One of the underlying causes of global hunger is women’s unequal access to and control over resources. It is estimated that the number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by more than 100 million people if women in rural areas were given equal access to the same resources as men.
This is particularly relevant to DIG’s work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Women are responsible for more than half the labor on the family farms but most local land and resource policies favor men.
Not only is DIG creating more access to farm and other resources for women, but we are also creating more leadership opportunities. DIG is a woman-led organization with 75% of our program leadership roles held by women.