By Roberta Paffaro
Driving a tractor on a farm, leading employees across different functions, directing and being responsible for sales and risk management. When you imagine it, I bet you may be thinking that men do these kinds of jobs. While men are still the majority for leaders in agriculture in Brazil, research developed by Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE/2017) has proven that women are conquering their space. For every 10 farmers, two are female. In Brazil, young female farmers are building a more successful agribusiness, including technology and innovation in the field.
But it is not that easy. I have been working in agribusiness for more than 12 years and travelling to main producing areas in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. I started realizing an increase of women participation in my lectures about risk management. One day, I met a farmer and she shared her life story with me.… Continue readingRead More »