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Strengthening the Role of Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas

October 2018. Written by CIHEAM-UPM

The Watch letter n ° 40 aims to show different perspectives of the situation in the Mediterranean region by analyzing the challenges and opportunities in the socio-economic, social, environmental, legal and political domains.

Globally, women make up 40% of the agricultural labor force, both formal and informal, in unpaid and paid work in fields and on farms. Yet, women are also the largest unpaid care workforce, women are less likely to own land – with only 13% of agricultural landowners globally being women1 - and more likely to work on family owned land for free, without access to markets or new technologies...

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Wednesday, October 10th 2018
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