How woman feed the world to eradicate poverty

October 15, 2020
International Rural Women´s Day

October 16, 2020
World Food Day

October 17, 2020
Eradication of Poverty Day

On the 15, 16 and 17 of October are the International Rural Women´s Day, World Food Day and Eradication of Poverty Day, respectively. We appreciate the women work in rural enviroment, their feeding contributions and their mission to eradicate poverty.

World Food Day
Basic information

More that 2000 million people do not have any regular access to food.

The world population is expected to reach almost 10000 millon by 2050. Futhermore, there will be a significant increase of food demand.

If we do not change our food system, the undernourishment and malnutrition will increase significantly by 2050. The consequences could be made worse by the inequality of income, employment or basic access to services.

Intensified food production alongside the climate change, is causing the biodiversity loss. Nowadays, just 9 plant species represent the 66% of the total agricultural production.

Around 135 million people in 55 countries, are suffering acute hunger, they in need of food and health services.

About 14% of food produced, are lost every year before reaching wholesale market.

Over 3000 million people in the world, can not have access to internet, with most of them live in rural and remote areas. Smallholders need greater access to finance, training, innovation and technology to improve their livelihood.

The combination of wrong diets and sendentary life styles are increasing. The obesity rate as in deloveloped and underdeveloped countries.

Women are the key to achieve a world without hunger and poverty.

For the little ones

International Rural Women´s Day
Key data

In developing countries, women represent 45% of the agricultural workface: from 20% in Latin America to 60% in parts of Asia and Africa.

In all regions, women are less likely, to own or control land than men. Their grounds are often of poorer quality. Less than 20% of landowners in the world are women.

Women reinvest up to 90% of their earnings in their homes, money goes towards nutrition, health care, school and activities to generate more money to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

In developing countries in Africa and the Asia- Pacific regions, women use to work 12-13 hours, longer than men per week.

If women will be given the same opportunities to access resources as men, the number of hungry people in the world will be reduced up to 150 million, due to the improvement of production.

Remembering internacional day of rural women is fine, but the most important thing is, we have to start taking action to better the world.

Federico is a 29-year-old small farmer from Chamula, a Tzotzil community in the central highlands of Chiapas. With the help of an NGO, a government program and FAO, he was able to stop working as a day laborer and start working in his own greenhouse where he produces vegetable seedlings to sell to local growers. The main seedlings planted are broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, and cauliflower.

Babyplant is promoting finance access to woman entrepreneurs around the world for a non-profit, 0% interest loans.

Our preferences are interest-free loans intended to help rural women to finance projects and relacionated with agriculture and food secutiry in developing countries.

8 projects financed from 2017

Raised money:

  • Babyplant own funds.
  • Sale merchandaising initiative: “Orgullo de ser agricultor
  • Private contributions from Babyplant employees.

We encourage companies and public, private and individual groups to finance projects of entrepreneurs in developing countries as far as possible.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach him to fish and you will feed him for the rest of his life.