Join DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs on the 15th October 2021 to discuss Gender in agri-tech.
This event is co-organized with DEMETER. Both DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs are leading Horizon2020 projects promoting the digital transformation of the European agri-food sector.
This free event, open to all interested attendees, is taking place online via Zoom on International Rural Women’s Day (15thOctober) from 10-11:30 BST. This remarkable day outlines the significant role of women and girls in improving rural development worldwide. In 2021, the International Rural Women’s Day celebrates the theme of “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19”. With this premise, the United Nations seeks to create awareness of rural women and girls, their needs, and their critical and key role in our society.
Prominent professionals representing farmers, farmer organisations, technology and innovation projects will analyse the current status of the gender gap in the agritech sector. The line-up of speakers includes members from agritech projects such as DEMETER, SmartAgriHubs, FAIRshare, Innoseta and also representatives from the European Commission and The Institute for European Environmental Policy. The speakers will discuss their experiences working in agritech, the problem of attracting women to the sector and the specific challenges in reaching gender equality in this key European sector.