The WFA Digital Festival is back

AgriBriefing’s Women in Food and Agriculture initiative is delighted to announce dates for the WFA Digital Festival for the third year running. The digital only event will take place throughout the whole week, starting on 28th November and ending 2nd December 2022.   The WFA Digital Festival will offer the audience an unprecedented opportunity to upgrade […]

The Great Resignation: Exploring its impact on the food and ag industry today

‘The Great Resignation’ a term coined by Professor Anthony Klotz is the global phenomenon that has seen high percentages of employees leaving their jobs since 2021. This phenomenon is known to be motivated by several factors among people of different cultural backgrounds. These factors include: a demand for more flexibility at work, the decision to […]

Open dialogue and collaboration provide a place for “diverse experiences and knowledge to meet,” says Mercedes Vázquez-Añón

Nurturing talent in the food and ag industry and helping staff to reach their full potential is a top priority for Mercedes Vázquez-Añón, Ph.D., the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Account Collaboration at Novus International. Formed in 1991, Novus International is a US-based global feed additive company that provides solutions to positively impact animal […]

Who is involved in the WFA Mentorship Program 2022?

The WFA Mentorship Program supported by Alltech includes mentees and mentors from various aspects of the agri-food industry specialising in Animal Feed Production, Crop Sciences, Machinery, Food Processing, Livestock Farming and much more. Bringing together a range of diverse backgrounds, our mentorship pairings also offer enriching experiences, networking opportunities, coaching experience and career advice to […]

The Queer Farmers Tackling Stereotypes in American Agriculture

Amplifying LGBTQ+ voices during Pride month and beyond  The 2014 farm census revealed that more than 92 percent of American farmers are white, and more than 86 percent are men. Addressing the need for a greater representation of diverse voices within the global industry is crucial to building a more inclusive sector for future generations. […]

Highlighting Women in Agriculture Across Northumberland and the Scottish Borders

Award-winning documentary photographer Joanne Coates has put together an inspiring exhibition including portraits of female farmers in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Drawing from her own experiences having worked on a farm, she visited 34 farms creating an exhibition that aims to make women more visible in agriculture. The photo exhibition was being displayed at […]

From boards to senior leadership and operations, “DEI is key for every business to succeed”, says Sodexo’s CEO for Corporate Services Segment Worldwide, Sunil Nayak

Placing equality and inclusive leadership at the centre of an organisation’s core values is crucial to accelerating change in the global food and ag industry. Through the implementation of diversity targets more and more companies are committing themselves to actionable solutions towards tackling gender inequalities. Sunil Nayak, the CEO for Corporate Services Segment Worldwide at […]