The agriculture industry, like most others at the moment, is assessing where there are untapped skills from currently under represented groups of people. Organizations are increasingly looking at diversity and inclusion in the workforce, as well as outreach schemes for attracting more women and a younger generation to the industry.
New Ag International conducted a huge survey (August 2020) of agriculture industry professionals from around the world on the diversity of the workforce and importance of sustainability within the community. The results of the 322 responses, presented in this report, reveal unique insights into the people behind the products.
- 81% of respondents think that women are 'hugely' or 'slightly' under represented in the agriculture industry.
- 69% of respondents think that cultural/ethnic minorities are 'hugely' or 'slightly' under represented in corporate roles.
- 53% of respondents' organizations have outreach schemes or investment programs to encourage a more diverse workforce.
- 44% of respondents think sustainability should be the most important factor when their organization is making decisions on its future.