The mark of higher education isn't the knowledge you accumulate in your head. It's the skills you gain about how to learn
Women are the backbone of the development of rural and national economies. They comprise 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, which rises to 70% in some countries. In Africa, 80% of the agricultural production comes from small rural farmers that are women, this is to say that women comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector, but yet lack adequate access and control over all land and productive resources. These women are hardly included in the design and planning of Agricultural programs and policies.
“..if we want to succeed as an organization – we must drive innovation into everything we do" –Chairman Bill Ford's speech, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB WASHINGTON, DC November 22, 2005.
Food security exists when all people at all times have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.Today, the main concern in the agricultural sector is to provide simultaneously enough food, in quantity and quality, to meet the nutritional needs of a growing population and to conserve natural resources for future generations. When we say Food security, we are also talking about the availability and equal distribution of nutritious food. When healthy food becomes scarce, people shift focus to less nutritious options thereby increasing the risk of an unhealthy lifestyle which can lead to reduced productivity, less immunity and impaired physical and mental development.