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Solution for Women as Foundation for Rural Development Policy

The Challenge

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, rural women are responsible for half of the world’s food production. They produce 60–80 percent of the food in most developing countries. They ...

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, rural women are responsible for half of the world’s food production. They produce 60–80 percent of the food in most developing countries. They are also the main producers of the world’s staple crops—rice,  heat and maize—which provide up to 90 percent of the rural poor’s food intake.

Include men in the process of empowering women.

None of these solutions can function without the support and participation of the other half of society. Policies must be implemented as a joint effort by men and women or they will not be sustainable. The media should be used to promote men’s support for the cause of women’s empowerment and increase awareness of their importance for society as a whole.

    Implemen- tations

    Implementation
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    Elevating Representation of Women in Leadership

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    Promote affirmative action to improve women’s political and economic participation in developing countries.

    Promote affirmative action to improve women’s political and economic participation in developing countries.

    Promote affirmative action to improve women’s political and economic participation in developing countries.

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society
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    Provide vocational training to women in developing countries to enable them to add value to their products and bring them to market.

    Provide vocational training to women in developing countries to enable them to add value to their products and bring them to market.

    Provide vocational training to women in developing countries to enable them to add value to their products and bring them to market.

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    Use the media to promote women’s access to land, inputs and credit in developing countries.

    Use the media to promote women’s access to land, inputs and credit in developing countries.

    Use the media to promote women’s access to land, inputs and credit in developing countries.

    Polity, Civil Society
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    Use creative approaches to eliminating illiteracy by combining literacy programs with skill-building programs. Provide daycare facilities to ensure participation.

    Use creative approaches to eliminating illiteracy by combining literacy programs with skill-building programs. Provide daycare facilities to ensure participation.

    Use creative approaches to eliminating illiteracy by combining literacy programs with skill-building programs. Provide daycare facilities to ensure participation.

    Polity, Civil Society
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    In developing countries, foster grassroots organizations and form cooperatives to empower rural women.

    In developing countries, foster grassroots organizations and form cooperatives to empower rural women.

    In developing countries, foster grassroots organizations and form cooperatives to empower rural women.

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society