Addressing gender inequalities in the agritech sector

The Gender Alliance for Innovation in Agriculture (GAIA) is dedicated to supporting the 4th agricultural revolution in Europe, by supporting inclusive and sustainable solutions. 

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Our mission

In agriculture, there still exist significant gaps between men and women, which are aggravated by the challenges of generational renewal: 

  • 29% of farms across the EU are managed by a woman
  • 4.2% of female farmers are under the age of 35 

GAIA focuses on women as excellent farmers, advisors, agri-business actors, entrepreneurs and Digital Innovation Hubs, who can make significant contributions to the digital transformation of European agriculture. 

Next June 6th - 9th 2024, EU citizens are called upon to vote to elect the composition of the European Parliament for the next five years. Given the role that the EU plays in the elaboration of agriculture policies, the promotion of research and innovation and the establishment of inclusive policies, GAIA, the Gender Alliance for Innovation in Agriculture, is putting forward its priorities.

Download here our Manifesto for the EU elections. 

Our approach 

Building on the results of the SmartAgriHubs Gender Taskforce our alliance gathers a diverse team of experts who can leverage their: 


Our diverse network spreads across Europe. From farmers to start-ups and universities, GAIA connects you across the chain.  


Through its vibrant ecosystem, GAIA acts as a knowledge hub for all contents related to gender equality in the agritech, agricultural and tech sectors. 

Best practices & lessons learnt

We provide you with advice, toolkits and guidelines rooted in experience. Our knowledge hub is supported by best practices and use cases from our community.  

Join our alliance

Interested in making a difference? Your contribution is welcome! We are looking for universities, research centers, Digital Innovation Hubs, farmer organizations, trade unions, European projects, agrifood innovators and motivated individuals. Contact our team to learn more!

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Our team

GAIA is first and foremost a large network of organizations and individuals dedicated to gender equality. Our core team, supported by Schuttelaar & Partners and based in Brussels, includes policy and agriculture experts. 

Meet us at upcoming events

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