BusinessAGRO Mujer supports gender equality in agriculture

Mon 31/08/2020 by Richard Wilkinson
BusinessAGRO Mujer supports gender equality in agriculture

Following the success of the three previous editions (Seville, 2017; Toledo, 2018; Córdoba, 2019), Valencia will host the IV National BusinessAGRO Women Agroprofessional Forum, organised by Siete Agromarketing and Mujer Agro (#MujerAGRO). The event will take place on September 17 at the Joan Plaça Auditorium (Botanical Gardens) with a hybrid format (face-to-face and virtual) that will bring together around four months of debates to important entities and personalities from the agri-food sector and its value chain.


Under the slogan “We are not invisible”, this fourth edition of the Women Agro Forum will analyse the path already travelled by women, men and companies in the agri-food sector towards the real achievement of gender equality. Thus, structured in four tables, there will be a debate and dialogue about the positive transformation that is taking place in the agricultural sector with the incorporation of more and more women in relevant positions, the empowerment of women and cooperativism; on fruit and vegetable women, their challenges and opportunities; and on how institutions and companies are key pieces to achieve real equality. This fourth edition wants to highlight the path that many women, men and companies are already taking towards gender equality.


The IV National BusinessAGRO Women Agroprofessional Forum will have a hybrid format. In other words, it will be held in person at the Joan Plaça Auditorium (Botanical Garden), with a limited capacity and which will comply with all security measures. In this sense, prior registration will be mandatory for access. Likewise, hydroalcoholic gels will be put at the service of the assistants, and the necessary separations will be identified at all times to comply with the social distancing established by current regulations.

In parallel, the IV Mujer Agro Forum will be broadcast live via streaming through a digital platform that will allow the visualization of the day as well as participation in question turns in an agile way.

The Forum can also be followed through Social Networks under the hashtag #MujerAGRO.

The Forum has the backing of Regional Institutions as well as agricultural organizations and will be moderated by Álvaro Bárez, Agrifood Journalist and Secretary of APAE and Silvia Soria, Agroalimentaria journalist, director and presenter of El Forcat.


As has been customary in all Women Agro projects, this IV Forum has the support of the Institutions of the Valencian Community, as well as agricultural entities as strategic collaborators such as the Agro-alimentary Cooperative of Spain, the Association of Cooperative Women Agro-alimentary of Spain (AMCAE), Agro-alimentary Cooperatives of the Valencian Community; Ecological Agriculture Committee of the Valencian Community (CAECV), Official College of Agronomists of Levante (COIAL), National Association of Agricultural Engineers, (ANIA) UNIÓ de Llauradors i Ramaders, AVA-ASAJA, Association of Rural Women and Families (AVAMFAR) and Association for the Promotion of the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables 5 a Day, in addition to others that will be added.


A growing number of entities are added that are committed to equality, and want to make their commitment to the empowerment and visibility of Agro Women visible. For this reason, at the IV Forum, there will be sponsors such as MSD Animal Health, AEFA (Spanish Association of Agronutrient Manufacturers), Onubafruit, BAYER, Euralis Semillas and Caser Seguros, as well as others that will be added in the coming days.

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