Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Hawa Sulley (right) comes from the village called Dagomba is using PMIL Ghana Value Chain project technology to increase yield and decrease aflatoxin in her peanut crop.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Women farmers across the global are responsible for the peanut harvest. But women also conduct field research, work in seed multiplication projects, process peanut products and lead cutting-edge research in the laboratory. Celebrate International Women’s Day with a look at the many roles women play in using peanuts to make the world a more food secure place.

See photos of women working with peanuts around the world.

Check out this Agrilinks resource page featuring tools to help you recognize the role women play in agriculture.