TIME published the story about Ukrainian women farmers who are fighting to keep the world fed
American news magazine TIME told the stories of Ukrainian women farmers who keep doing their job despite constant Russian shelling and feeding millions of people worldwide.
Some of Ukraine’s farmers, TIME writes, are distinctly aware of their responsibility to feed mouths thousands of miles away. “As a mother, I know how it feels to worry for your children, to worry they’re not eating enough,” says Nadezhda Petrovskaya, who has worked on the farm she manages in Odesa region for most of her 63 years. “Thanks to Russia, now more mothers are having to wonder, ‘will the kids eat tonight?’”
According to TIME, Ukrainian women have long played a major role in agriculture. In the country’s fertile south, which is often hailed as the breadbasket of Europe, they have been crucial in looking after livestock and working the land. But it is only in the three decades following the collapse of the Soviet Union that women emerged as farm bosses.