Women’s forum to focus on food security

The role of women in development has always been neglected. One could repeatedly bring in the traditional explanation of patriarchy as the determining factor in negating the role of women or the capacity issue, whereby women, apparently, do not understand the dynamics of poverty. But this conventional wisdom is challenged by the reality that it is mostly women who are running poverty-stricken households, using their ingenuity, flexibility and commitment to feed their families. Policy makers can learn a lot from the intellect of women. To facilitate this, FEMCOM is holding a consultative forum on food security and women in business for Eastern and Southern Africa. The forum is aimed at strengthening partnerships, defining areas of collaboration and harmonising programmes for women’s networks among farmers, agro-dealers, agents and producers at regional and national levels. The forum seeks to influence policy making in the field of food security. Read more here.
KBC News


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