Gender gaps undermine the performance of the agricultural sector. Empowering rural women is vital to eradicate hunger and poverty, an OAS expert on the subject argues.
The First Lady of Costa Rica, specialists and women producers call for gender mainstreaming in public agricultural policies.
Efforts have begun towards the full revitalization of SUNROP, the local chapter of the Caribbean Network of Rural Women Producers (CANROP,) to fill the leadership void for rural women producers in Suriname.
The initiative is among a series of workshops on knowledge management that IICA and CTA have been providing to CANROP over the past twelve months.
Gloria Abraham, IICA’s Representative in Mexico, explained that rural women in Mexico dedicate 65% more time to agricultural work than men.
International Conference on Public Policy and Family Farming –bringing together experts in the search for solutions to the challenges of smallholder production –comes to a close.