Women Need Recognition So That Agriculture Can Thrive

by Developed Africa 5. September 2013 09:00

 

An article from All Africa highlights the potential lost in agricultural through the marginalisation of Women.

The article highlights what many already know to be true, that by recognising women equally in terms of business, this time specifically in agriculture then the economy of African countries will be given a positive boost.

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) published an agriculture status report which showed that:

although women contribute more than 70 percent of agricultural labour, they own only 1 to 2 percent of land in Africa, with most of them only accessing land through male relatives.

It is time Women were recognised for their contribution to the economy, for equality's sake, and also for the sake of the economy. If women were correctly recognised for their efforts and owned the land they labour upon then there would be a substantially positive effect on the economy. 

Developed Africa itself advertises many opportunities that support the position of women in agriculture as well as business on its website. 

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