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New survey to gather information on equality in agriculture

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 11, 2019

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Alltech, in partnership with AgriBriefing, has launched a global survey to gather information about gender equality within agriculture. The survey is open to women and men across all sectors of the agri-food industry.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the gender gap in the food and agriculture industry is extensive.

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“It is my experience that the most effective organizations embrace diversity and support inclusion,” says Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech.

The survey aims to collect feedback about the barriers that impede progress and to identify the resources needed to ensure workplace equality.

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“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 challenges facing women in ag and identify opportunities for growth,” Lyons says.

The results from the survey will be unveiled at the Women in Food & Agriculture Summit planned for December 3rd to 4th, 2019, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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To participate in the survey, click here.