ICTupdate issue 90:Women and Digitalisation in Agriculture
The latest issue of ICTupdate published by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation
covers Women and Digitalisation in Agriculture.
Research and statistics state that women constitute around 40% of the agricultural labour force in the ACP region and while they make essential contributions to rural economies and the growing advancements in digitalisation – the gender gap in access to information communication technologies (ICTs) continue to widen. This means women farmers, particularly in rural areas, experience difficulties accessing information, financial products and services and markets. They also often do not participate in relevant policy-making.