Voices of Asia 21: Rucha Writes about the Role of Women-Farmers

Rucha ChitnisRucha Chitnis (A21 Young Leader, New Delhi 2011) is writing a four-part series blog for Global Greengrants Fund on the crucial role women-farmers play in India to promote food security, and why it is essential to engage and empower grassroots women and girls at all levels to mitigate hunger, and promote holistic people-centered sustainable development.

Rucha is the South Asia Program Director of Women’s Earth Alliance, a nonprofit in Berkeley, California, that mobilizes resources to grassroots women’s groups that are on the frontlines taking environmental action and are creating just alternatives for issues related to hunger, clean water access, environmental degradation and climate change. Recently, she spent two months meeting civil society groups in India and Nepal that are working on the intersections of gender, food security, biodiversity protection and climate justice.

Read her blog here.

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