Addressing Barriers Facing Women In Agriculture

A new advisory group has been set up to improve access to leadership opportunities and strengthen business success for women working in Canadian agriculture.

The Advisory Group for Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture has been set up by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council.

The group will examine and address critical barriers facing women in the industry.

Members were drawn from senior management and executive positions in farm businesses, agricultural associations and agribusiness.

The 12 members include Rebecca Hannam with AALP, Brenda Lammens with the Agri-Food Management Institute and Debra Pretty-Straathof of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council’s mandate is to research, develop and communicate solutions to the challenges in employment and skills development in primary agriculture.