Women in Agriculture

Call to acknowledge ‘invisible labour’ by women on farms

Call to acknowledge ‘invisible labour’ by women on farms

Over 40,000 wives are working on farms essentially as “invisible labour” without receiving formal recognition for their work.  The Women...

October 15, 2021

Hackett calls for greater equality in farm ownership

Hackett calls for greater equality in farm ownership

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), senator Pippa Hackett, has called for greater...

October 14, 2021

Minister open to ideas on changing ‘culture’ regarding women in agriculture

Minister open to ideas on changing ‘culture’ regarding women in agriculture

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has said that he is open to suggestions on how to...

October 5, 2021

Donegal woman’s vending machine a ‘glass’ act

Donegal woman’s vending machine a ‘glass’ act

A 23-year-old Donegal woman has had a huge reaction to her vending machine for bottled pasteurised fresh milk that she...

September 28, 2021

Family affair as Maam Cross Mart enjoys unique setting

Family affair as Maam Cross Mart enjoys unique setting

It’s a family affair for the Burkes at their livestock mart at scenic Maam Cross, Co. Galway. Brid Burke and...

September 19, 2021

New women in ag group calls for ‘culture change’ in Irish farming

New women in ag group calls for ‘culture change’ in Irish farming

Irish agriculture needs a “culture change”, according to a new umbrella group for women in farming. It comes amid shock...

September 1, 2021

Just 4% of TAMS payments made to female farmers

Just 4% of TAMS payments made to female farmers

Less than 4% of TAMS (Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme) payments went to female farmers. Out of 20,612 payments since 2016,...

September 1, 2021

‘Despite efforts to reduce bias, gender-based barriers persist’ in agri-food tech

‘Despite efforts to reduce bias, gender-based barriers persist’ in agri-food tech

“Despite efforts to reduce bias and promote equity, gender-based barriers persist and prevent women from realising their full potential,” according...

July 18, 2021

Grandparents’ wisdom embraced by Cork farmer

Grandparents’ wisdom embraced by Cork farmer

Grandparents’ wisdom is being embraced by a 23-year-old west Cork farmer, who recently graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)...

May 2, 2021

Connemara woman runs for Galway IFA vice-chair

Connemara woman runs for Galway IFA vice-chair

She may be in the red zone of Rome at present but Connemara woman Eimear Wallace (25) has her home...

March 29, 2021

CAP and RDP ‘must look at factors that create barriers to women becoming farm managers’

CAP and RDP ‘must look at factors that create barriers to women becoming farm managers’

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest Chris MacManus has expressed how more needs to be done to support women...

March 19, 2021

Simmentals take centre-stage for one family this Mother’s Day

Simmentals take centre-stage for one family this Mother’s Day

With the dinner table talk often focused on the family’s prize-winning Simmentals, this Mother’s Day will be no different for...

March 14, 2021

‘One Sunday afternoon I was invited to have a go at milking and just loved it’

‘One Sunday afternoon I was invited to have a go at milking and just loved it’

To love something, it doesn’t mean you have to be born into it – and that is certainly true for...

March 12, 2021

UFU to host Women in Agriculture webinar series

UFU to host Women in Agriculture webinar series

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has announced plans to host a Women in Agriculture webinar series. The UFU launched its...

March 11, 2021

‘Every day can be a school day’ for teaching and farming sister duo

‘Every day can be a school day’ for teaching and farming sister duo

For Miriam and Rachel Hastings, “every day can be a school day”, as they navigate a life that is full...

February 26, 2021

‘Women should continue to have self-belief and confidence to develop within the industry’

‘Women should continue to have self-belief and confidence to develop within the industry’

‘Long-standing biases’ and ‘gender stereotypes’ have often steered women and girls away from science-related fields, according to the UN. To...

February 11, 2021

‘Ag Science might not be ‘sexy’ …but you’d be a fool not to follow your interests’

‘Ag Science might not be ‘sexy’ …but you’d be a fool not to follow your interests’

Ag science might not be as “sexy” as some other fields, but follow your interests and you’ll be rewarded with...

February 11, 2021

Women ‘much more open to farm diversification and going beyond productivist thinking’

Women ‘much more open to farm diversification and going beyond productivist thinking’

Women are “much more open to farm diversification and going beyond productivist type of thinking in agriculture”, according to a...

February 4, 2021