Because When Women Thrive, the Whole World Thrives.

Women and World Hunger

End World Hunger

Supporting women farmers is key to ending world hunger.

Women farmers grow up to 80 percent of food in developing countries, but they are often stymied by limited access to land rights, markets, seeds, and more. If these women had equal access to agricultural resources as men do, as many as 150 million fewer people would go hungry.

Women Thrive advocates for policies to empower women farmers and help them feed their communities and work to end world hunger.

Together, we can change the status quo and ensure women farmers have the resources and support to end world hunger. 

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OUR EXPERTS

Ritu Sharma


Elise Young

 

Ritu Sharma

As President and Co-founder of Women Thrive, Ritu has travelled the world to meet the very poorest women, most of whom are subsistence farmers. She's stayed with many of these women and farmed how they farm. A recognized gender expert, Ritu has helped put women in agriculture at the forefront of the world's largest global debates.

 

Elise Young
eyoung@womenthrive.org

With 15 years experience working with rural women farmers, Elise has unique insight on women in agriculture and their economic opportunites. As Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, Elise also heads up strategy for all of Women Thrive's policy initiatives.

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