Women farmers were at the center of a luncheon in Des Moines sponsored by Oxfam America.
The event was part of the week-long festivities surrounding the World Food Prize and it was meant to highlight the importance of women in food production.
The only woman to hold the job of Secretary of Agriculture in Iowa, Patty Judge, told the audience women are key to feeding a hungry world.
“Chronic hunger most often affects women and children," she says. "Investing in women as farmers raising food to feed their hungry children is just the right thing to do.”