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These Powerful Photos Show How Women Are Feeding The World
February 26, 2014
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When you think of farmers and food producers — people out in the fields, doing hard and often thankless work — it may not be women that immediately come to mind. And that's exactly the notion being debunked by the University of California, Davis.  

In January, the University held an event called "Women Feeding the World: Farmers, Mothers and CEOs." The idea was to examine the role women play in the food production process around the world, from agriculture to food labs to markets to the home kitchen. In addition to a series of talks and research presentations, the event included an illuminating gallery of photos taken by UC Davis staff, students and alumni of women at work in the production of food. The photos are also part of the university's Campus Community Book Project, which this year features "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas D. Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn (who were both on the show last year). 

You can take a look at some of these photos in the gallery above. And you can see even more — along with stories from and about the women pictured — on the university's website.

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