Who are the Current Women of Agriculture?

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Question by alidou: Who are the Current Women of Agriculture?
And their contributions to the field?
Please help, haven’t had luck in finding any thing.

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One Response to Who are the Current Women of Agriculture?

  1. 4th World Congress of Rural Women – South Africa

    Hosted by South Africa, the 4th World Congress of Rural Women is an international gathering of rural women held every four years. The Congress has been hosted previously by Australia in 1994, the USA in 1998 and Spain in 2002.

    The aim of the Congress is to discuss universal and wide-ranging issues confronting rural women today and to share concrete experiences of successes in addressing these worldwide. These include: globalisation; trade; sustainable development (social, economic and environment); gender equality; food security and related issues of access to land, water, finance, new technologies, transport and roads; rural housing, women’s health, governance and the impact of public policies on rural women.

    Since its inception, discussions in these fora have provided a global perspective on issues confronting women in the world’s rural areas. The theme of the 2007 Congress is United in our diversity: Working together towards the total emancipation of rural women from poverty and hunger.

    Around 2000 local and international delegates are expected to participate in the Congress and will include rural women, government, civil society, international and intergovernmental organisations, non-government organisations and community-based organisations.

    AWiA was founded on St Valentines Day, February 14, 1993.

    Those founding members are to be congratulated for recognising the need and initiating an organisation that has already had an impact on the way governments, industry bodies and others view women who are involved in agriculture.

    We are represented on government boards as well as at local levels where industry and rural issues are addressed.

    AWiA has grown quickly to a national body of around 500 members. Members come from a large cross section of industries and include farmers, scientists, educators, communicators and others. All members bring a wealth of talents to the organisation and to agriculture.

    As a member of AWiA you are involved with a supportive network of like-minded women. You will benefit from the recognition and strength that comes with being part of the leading organisation representing Australian women in agriculture and their views.

    Australian Women in Agriculture is committed to promoting the advancement of women in agriculture by:

    -uniting and raising the profile of women in agriculture;
    addressing rural and agricultural inequalities;
    -working to ensure the survival of agriculture for future generations;
    -securing local, regional, national and international recognition; and,
    -achieving the status of a political and economic force.
    -AWiA membership offers you opportunities to communicate and work with other women in all aspects of Australian agriculture.

    February 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

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