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By: CropLife International

This month marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021. Ensuring full and equal participation of women and girls in education and science is crucial to realising the potential of science as a means of improving the world. Gender equality and science have been identified by the UN as vital to achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

While things have improved significantly, but women and girls still face barriers to their full participation in science and education. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on women and girls in science.

CropLife Asia features women farmers in their Farmer Forum Webinar Series

On November 26, the new installation of the Farmer Forum Webinar series was launched and it was focused on the challenges faced by women farmers in the wake of COVID-19. The topics explored labor shortages, transport and market access. In this webinar, we will learn that in different countries, there are also unique challenges that farmers face during these times. Let us all learn from our women farmers and listen to what they have to say:

Panelists include:

Ms. Henny Mapatangka – Mainstay Fisherman Farmers Group, Indonesia

Ms. Madhuri Ghosh – Mahila Bikash Cooperative Credit Society, India

Ms. Rosalie Ellasus – Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer, Philippines

Ms. Shalini Kumari – Farmer, India

This session was moderated by Ms. Sonny Tababa, Biotechnology Affairs Director.