• Spread the word

Posts by Myma Belo-Osagie

Women Must Guide Africa’s Conservation—and Development

Congolese women at a meeting

Women make up the backbone of society. Nowhere is this more true than in rural Africa, where the so-called “lesser sex” takes on the bulk of the childrearing, housekeeping and income earning. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), women make up 70 percent of Africa’s agricultural workforce and grow 90 percent of the food.

Continue reading