May 12, 2016
An April 2016 presentation by the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) at a Women In Agriculture Symposium in Trinidad found that rural women in agriculture work on land that has less secure tenure, is smaller, and of poorer quality. For more findings as well as PROPEL's goals to address the needs of women in agriculture download the full presentation.
WUSC, through PROPEL, is helping smallholder Caribbean farmers facilitate the safe, effective and efficient movement of fresh produce from their farms to high-value markets. With a particular focus on women and youth, they are supporting up to 11,500 small- to medium-scale producers and up to 45,000 indirect beneficiaries including processors, related businesses and family members across five countries in the Caribbean. Find out more on their website: http://wusc.ca/