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Deborah Rubin

Co-director, Cultural Practice, LLC

Co-director, Cultural Practice, LLC

Deborah Rubin

Biography

Deborah Rubin is co-director of Cultural Practice, LLC, a women-owned small business in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Her work addresses the gender and agricultural development agenda, to strengthen women’s positions as producers and entrepreneurs throughout the agricultural value chain.

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Agricultural production will need to increase by at least 50% over the next 30 years to meet the needs of rising populations and changing dietary preferences. This increase is caused by population growth, rising incomes and urbanisation. The latter two factors will lead to greater demand for protein rich foods, fruits and vegetables. This is already an enormous challenge, but is further complicated by anticipated climatic uncertainties, as farmers face increasing risks of drought, flood, and other stresses.

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