How a new generation of female farmers are changing the agricultural industry

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 1 Dec 2020, 3:03PM
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How a new generation of female farmers are changing the agricultural industry

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 1 Dec 2020, 3:03PM

Agri-Women’s Development Trust recently celebrated it's 10th birthday.

The organisation came about as while women made up half of New Zealand’s primary sector, from farms to boardrooms, they had little involvement in decision-making but much to offer.

AWDT has been quietly dismantling the idea of ‘the farmer’s wife’ - cultivating a new generation of female farmers and primary leaders one person and small town at a time.

Agri-Women's Development Trust General Manager, Lisa Sims joins Kerre McIvor to talk about women in farming.

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