Gender Pakistan

Reaching Rural Women Case Study: Gender Focused Extension Systems

Agriculture in developing countries provides some of the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable communities not only with their main source of food, but a means to create livelihoods and generate income. These communities, which are generally made up of small-scale subsistence farmers, now face added pressures brought about by climate change and a shifting global economy. The need for agricultural growth is more pressing than ever. Recent data from the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO, 2010-11) shows that 43% of the agricultural workforce in developing countries is made up of women.

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