Happy International Women’s Day!
The United Nations notes that “International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role…”
We certainly know some women who have played an extraordinary role and made an extraordinary commitment to improving lives.
In the last year alone, 26 women donated 584 days of their time to provide technical assistance and training — as volunteers — to more than 1,000 women and men in Bangladesh, Guinea, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Senegal. As a result of their efforts, farmers, agriculture education and training providers, youth, and agribusiness staff have improved knowledge, learned new skills, increased productivity, and built lasting relationships.