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A protest march in Kolkata in support of farmers. Women have been central to the recent protests. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Women take lead roles in India’s farmers’ protest

The active participation of women in India’s farmers’ protests shows that the demonstrations are not only spaces of resistance and power but also of gender equity and empowerment.
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The future of agriculture: why unis must prepare students to secure both our food and our planet

Despite the many jobs on offer, agriculture courses are struggling to attract students. A visionary curriculum is needed that is as exciting, diverse and challenging as the sector itself is becoming.
Women farmers say they face sexism and dismissiveness, and are expected to juggle farm work with caregiving. (Piqsels)

How to combat the sexism faced by women farmers

New research suggests women farmers face significant challenges mostly due to stereotypes, sexism and women’s disproportionate responsibility for domestic and caregiving work.

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