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Women face an unfair burden in farm work

In recent times, more and more women have been involved in agriculture – they comprise 43 per cent of the world’s agricultural labour force, and up to 70 per cent in some countries. In Africa, 80 per cent of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, who are mostly rural women. Compared to men, women tend to own less land, have limited ability to hire labour, and have impeded access to credit and training services. One of the major reasons behind drudgery for women is the mass exodus of young, energetic men to foreign countries. Change of work and promotions in work-stages must be allowed, and women should be assured that they are par with men in work and payment.

Source: The Nation Bangkok May 16, 2018 18:00 UTC