Centre for Rural Economy


Women in farming and the agricultural sector

This research was commissioned by the Scottish Government to examine the role of women in farming and the agriculture sector in Scotland.

Equalities are a core priority for the Scottish Government. Farming, and the agricultural sector as a whole, is an area in which women’s contributions are often not recognised and at a leadership level women are significantly under-represented.

This project is commissioned to identify the challenges for, and potential policy tools to improve, women’s participation in farming and in the leadership of the agricultural sector.