African women provide much less of the agricultural labor than long assumed, writes Emily Alpert and Stephanie Brittain. An exclusive preview of thought-provoking new research that may surprise you.

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About the authors

  • Emily Alpert

    As deputy director, Emily Alpert ensures the Agriculture for Impact team and the Montpellier Panel strategically delivers expert advice to European governments on their approach to agricultural development. Previously, Emily served as the agriculture policy lead for Oxfam International and managed global policy development in addition to advocating Oxfam’s policies to the U.S. government and international institutions.
  • Stephanie Brittain

    Stephanie Brittain is project and communications officer for Agriculture for Impact. Stephanie holds a degree in geography from Queen Mary University of London and a master's in conservation science from Imperial College London.