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Kwanalu to celebrate women in agriculture, boost women’s network

Women’s in Agriculture webinar

The campaign features women, and their roles, within the sector throughout August – from small-scale growers to CEOs of agri-related businesses and institutions. Priscilla du Preez on Unsplash

The KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu) has launched a campaign to celebrate the contributions and roles of women in the sector, aiming to create a valuable network of women to connect, collaborate and inspire one another.

“Women and the agricultural sector are not synonymous, but the truth is that there are so many women involved in the industry besides female farmers, working in offices, in the field and on the road, as well as working indirectly within the farming sector in companies linked to the agricultural sector,” says Kwanalu CEO, Sandy La Marque.

The KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu) has launched a campaign to celebrate the contributions and roles of women in the sector. Elaine Casap on Unsplash

The campaign features women, and their roles, within the sector throughout August – from small-scale growers to CEOs of agri-related businesses and institutions.

“As mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and aunts, women are often the backbone of support for the family – ensuring there is food on the table and driving the successes of loved ones. On top of that, if they aren’t running their own business operations, they are often involved in the daily tasks that keep a farm, and the sector as a whole, supported,” says La Marque.

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On Monday, August 31, Kwanalu is hosting a Women in Agriculture Webinar, in partnership with SA Canegrowers, that will feature an all-female line-up of inspirational speakers who will share their tools for agri-business success, their experiences, how they overcame challenges in the industry and the art of juggling many hats as a woman.

Women may not be synonymous with the agricultural industry, but play a key role in keeping the sector moving and supported. Gabriel Jiminez on Unsplash

“It’s time we recognise the contribution of women in the sector and, together, assist and inspire each other in our everyday challenges. It’s a chance to meet new friends, find new business and learn from one another in a safe space without judgement,” says La Marque.

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Become part of the Women in Agriculture network or nominate someone you think may benefit from it, and find out more about the Women in Agriculture Webinar on August 31. Click here

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