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Update #6 ·

African women produce what percentage of their continent's food?

  • 60% (11% people answered this)
  • 70% (16% people answered this)
  • 80% (37% people answered this)
  • 90% (35% people answered this)

462 people answered.


Correct answer is: 80%

Women are the backbone of agriculture and food production in Africa, working its arable land and feeding its population by producing 80% of its food. But African women farmers’ perspectives are excluded from conversations that determine agricultural policies and priorities, while discriminatory laws and practices deprive them of their land, their rights, and their livelihoods. Learn more:


Resource mobilizer for women's rights worldwide. Standing w/ women since 1987. The Global Fund for Women advocates for and defends women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups. We support a wide range of women’s groups working to build peace and end gender-based violence, advance health and sexual and reproductive rights, ensure economic and environmental justice, expand civic and political participation, increase access to education, and foster social change philanthropy.

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