Women farmers call for Govt support
“The purpose of forming this organisation was solely to seek ways of uplifting grassroots women as we saw it prudent to do so after realising that they were faced with problems when it came to accessing the requisite knowledge to turn their agricultural enterprises into viable and profitable entities as well as seeking funding. The vital role that women play in rural agricultural production has been previously underestimated, yet this lack of recognition of women’s contribution in agriculture and rural development has persisted,” she said. Mrs Nkomo said women made up the majority of rural agricultural producers and were the backbone of food supply.
We need to fully participate in farming so that we can boost the country’s food security and ensure that the nation doesn’t import to cover food deficit,” Mrs Nkomo said. Mrs Vaidah Mashangwa, the provincial development officer in the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province, said women contributed significantly to the country’s total agricultural output compared to their male counterparts.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Sunday NewsSimilar Stories