Tributes wanted for three-year Invisible Farmer Project

FEMALE FARMERS: Rural producer Amy Paul with her chickens at Ruby Hills Organics, Walkerville. A landmark three-year study, the Invisible Farmer Project, will be launched on International Women’s Day on Wednesday.
FEMALE FARMERS: Rural producer Amy Paul with her chickens at Ruby Hills Organics, Walkerville. A landmark three-year study, the Invisible Farmer Project, will be launched on International Women’s Day on Wednesday.

TRIBUTES to women who work the land are being sought in a landmark study.

These tributes will be featured on the ABC and will become part of the Invisible Farmer Project, which is the largest study of Australian women on the land. 

The three-year study will be launched on International Women’s Day on Wednesday.

The Invisible Farmer Project will create new histories of rural Australia and reveal the hidden stories of women on the land and give insight into the vital role of women in agriculture.

Director Regional Fiona Reynolds said she was thrilled that ABC Rural was part of the project.

“It’s definitely time we shone a spotlight on the Invisible Farmers so everyone can get a glimpse of what life on the land is like for a woman,” she said.

To participate visit the ABC Open website and upload a photo and a 500-word tribute to a woman who works the land. These tributes should acknowledge and celebrate the diverse, creative and vital role that women play in agriculture and farm communities.