From the Anadolu Agency, Turkey
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a campaign to make women primary stake holders in the field of agriculture investments in the African continent, by working with regional legislators, to strengthen legal frameworks.
It has suggested to form a coalition of regional parliamentarians, to influence policy institutions in the continent, to give women their dues in agriculture economy, at par with male members.
Addressing parliamentarians from 15 African countries, who had converged in the Rwandan capital city of Kigali, the FAO Country Representative to Rwanda Gualbert Gbehounou, sought support form legislators to help women engaged in the field of agriculture.
Gbehounou noted that despite women playing primary role in agricultural production and rural household incomes, they have limited access to land.
“There is need to transform and strengthen legal frameworks for empower women in agriculture and enable them to benefit equitably from agricultural investments,” he said. Read more …