Defining Gender Equality, and the Importance of Mentorship in Agriculture



“The definition of mentorship is to empower. The meaning of empowerment is to enable, liberate, engage, free and permit. It is the drawing out of the very best in a person without the constraints of expectation or entitlement. Thus, to mentor is to guide the process so that an individual has the power to change their life, succeed in school, business and relationships, to lead and to love.” That’s the start of Brenda Schoepp’s Nuffield Report, The Development of Mentorship Programs for Women in Agriculture A Global Perspective. It was in 2012 that Schoepp was selected as a Nuffield Scholar.…

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