Case Studies

Understanding and addressing gender issues in agriculture.

As part of the Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture project, CAHRC collected and published case studies that examine the challenges that agricultural organizations face in addressing gender imbalance in the workplace. The case studies examine the issues that farms and agribusinesses face, and explore the ways in which they are taking steps to create more welcoming, inclusive, and supportive workplace environments.

These cases of gender-based interventions provide helpful examples to other organizations wishing to support women in the workplace and make better use of their skills, expertise, and leadership abilities.


This case study examines the impact of one woman; Brenda was a trail blazer for women in the agriculture industry. She raised awareness of opportunties for women in agriculture, and provided mentorship to address the lack of female representation in leadership roles in agricultural associations in both Ontario and Canada.