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Women in Food and Ag: Take part in diversity and inclusion survey now

There are only a few days left to take part in the first industry-wide diversity and inclusion survey from AgriBriefing’s Women in Food and Agriculture, supported by Alltech.

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The global survey closes on October 16. It is the first to explore the issue of gender diversity and inclusion in the Food and Agricultural industry.

 

Agribusiness and food production are the world’s largest employers, and across the supply chain there is a huge appetite to address the issue of diversity.

 

Thousands of women and men globally across the entire supply chain have already participated in the survey, and AgriBriefing are calling for even more to take part.

 

AgriBriefing’s Group Events Director Elisabeth Mork-Eidem commented: “The aim of this ground-breaking survey is to explore the current gender diversity and inclusion sentiment across the entire agricultural supply chain.

 

"By accessing personal views and experiences, we can identify potential solutions to help companies act on gender diversity, gain stronger business outcomes and drive the industry forward.”

 

Alltech’s President and CEO Mark Lyons said: “The food and agriculture sectors include many
talented female leaders, and we need to make sure young people see themselves represented and can envision a future career in the industry.

 

"Through this industry-wide survey, we hope to gain a better understanding of the sectors currently supported by women in ag and identify opportunities for growth.”


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Early results show that only 16% of participants think that the agri-food sector is open to becoming more inclusive, but 70% strongly agree that women can have a positive impact on the future of the industry.

 

The results will be presented at the Women in Food and Agriculture Summit in Amsterdam on 3-4 December 2019.

 

With more than 50 senior executives speaking from global agribusinesses, food and retail companies including Alltech, ADM, Bunge, Cargill, Bayer, Nestle, Microsoft, Diageo, Grieg Seafood, Sodexo and many more, the summit will present an unparalleled combination of cutting-edge techniques, industry insights and practical strategies used by top international leaders to empower their workforce, innovate their businesses and promote agriculture as an employer of choice to the next generation.

 

To enter the survey or get more information about the summit, simply visit www.wfasummit.com.

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