Rural Women Are Essential to the Struggle Against Hunger

by Orlando Milesi

Adelaida Marca, an Aymara indigenous woman, has been successful at the Rural World Expo in Santiago selling her sought-after premium oregano, which has a special fragrance, grown on terraces in Socoroma, her village in the highlands of northern Chile. (Photo:Indap)

Rural women make up more than a quarter of the world’s population and 43 percent of the world’s agricultural labor force, according to UN Women.