15 October 2017

International Day of Rural Women

Rural women represent approximately 43 per cent of the agricultural labor force, and produce, process and prepare much of the food available, thereby giving them primary responsibility for food security.

The International Day of Rural Women recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide. It is observed in order to find ways to help women in developing countries access support and information they need to thrive in their communities.

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