Providing economic opportunity, food security and a safe environment for future generations requires leadership at all levels of society. Winrock has long made it a top priority to equip emerging leaders, particularly women and girls, with the skills, opportunities and networks of support they need to succeed in their communities and beyond.
The future of Africa will arguably turn on the continent’s commitment to empowering its women and girls. Winrock’s deep roots in Africa and in agricultural development have helped us grasp that essential truth. It’s also why we helped found AWLAE in 1989, a group that consistently made the economic and societal case for promoting and supporting women farmers and professionals. It’s a case that becomes more compelling by the day.