Agribriefing’s Women in Food and Agriculture initiative, which sines a light on the women working around the world in all segments of the food supply chain, has launched a survey to assess the level of gender diversity in the sector.
The initiative, launched by Farmers Guardian’s parent company earlier this year, aims to promote the roles of women across the food and farming sector and explore opportunities for agri-food businesses.
AgriBriefing’s Group Events Director Elisabeth Mork-Eidem said: “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.”
Results of the study, supported by Alltech, will be presented at the Women in Food and Agriculture Summit in Amsterdam on December 3-4.
Alltech’s president and chief executive Mark Lyons added: “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.”
To enter the survey or get more information about the summit, visit www.wfasummit.com. The survey closes on Monday, October 14.