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Improving access to services for women in agriculture

Source : www.theguardian.com

Women account for 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries on average but only receive about 5% of training and advisory services, known as agricultural extension. This makes them less productive than men, and closing that gap could reduce the number of undernourished people in the world by 12-17%. How might it be done?

« Women often don’t have access to the technology as well as men do, » says Davis. « If there’s a radio in the home it’s often controlled by the man, and they listen to the programme the man wants. »

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