In rural France, female farmers struggle for recognition and acknowledgement. Since November 2017, the FNAB has been working for the justice of women in organic farming and is undertaking actions to strengthen and highlight their contribution and work efforts.
The FNAB will organise training on gender equality in the agricultural professional environment and educate on maternity leave in the agricultural sector. The FNAB will encourage the dynamics that the project has created among its members by supporting two initiatives carried out by farmers in the region of Finistère and Ille-et-Vilaine. The organisation will highlight the important role women have in the organic agricultural sector during “The Earth is our Business” exhibition (held 22nd – 23rd September 2020 in Rennes), aiming to raise awareness amongst the agricultural professional bodies en encouraging them to address gender equality issues.
Since 1978, the National Federation of Organic Agriculture (FNAB), has united agrobiologists together across France. The association has three main functions: professional organisation, development structure, and citizen movement.