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The Magic of ICTs: Rural Women in Agriculture

This article highlight some of the key roles that rural women play across the globe in sustaining life. Rural women in most of the developing world play an indispensable role in improving the quality of life through agriculture, food production, processing and decisions concerning nutrition and diet. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), over two thirds of all women in Africa are employed in the agriculture sector and produce nearly 90% of food on the continent. As the world recognizes the importance of rural women on the International Day of Rural Women (2011),

Added by View user profileMoushumi Biswas on November 29, 2011