International Programs 

Women play a key role in food security around the world. They are integrally involved in family agriculture, food acquisition, and the preparation of meals. Although roles vary, the contributions of women in growing, preparing, and selling food are vital to the strength and health of their families and nations.

With proper training and support, women can produce food for the family and sell surplus food for income, thus improving food security and nutrition.

Learn more about University of Maryland's International Women in Agriculture Programs

  • Amanda Rockler, Christie Balch, Becky Ramsing and Stephanie Grutzmacher traveled to Kabul to teach women about nutrition and gardening.

    Empowering Women in the War Zone

  • Staff members traveled to Ethiopia in January and evaluated the Women in Agriculture (WIA) projects set up at three universities.

    Women in Agriculture Program Staff Travel to Ethiopia

Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics-International Extension

For more information about this program contact:

Taryn Devereux
2119B Symons Hall
7998 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742-5535
Phone: (301) 405-0077