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'They're at the forefront': the women leading the way through Britain's farming crisis
by Alice Fisher

The Guardian    Translate This Article
17 March 2024

On 17 March 2024 The Guardian reported: Though British farming is arguably at the most precarious point in its long history -- thanks to changes caused by Brexit and food industry subsidies, lack of clear food production policies, and increased concern over environmental issues -- more women than ever are choosing a career in agriculture and, more importantly, moving into leadership roles. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of environment, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

...While women comprised 17 percent of farmers in 2019, data from the Office for National Statistics for 2023 shows that of the 104,700 registered farmers, 22 percent are female. In the broader category of managers in agricultural services, women make up 32 percent of the workforce. According to recent figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, 64 percent of agricultural students are women.

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