[Pakistan] Equal participation: ‘Women farmers can help tackle food insecurity’

Correspondent – Express Tribune –  Wednesday, 30 October 2013 (originally published 26 Oct)

Women farmers working in the field.
Women farmers can help tackle food insecurity. Image: FILE

FAISALABAD:“The role of women in promoting modern agricultural practices can tackle food insecurity and malnutrition affecting 58 per cent of the country’s population,” University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmed Khan said on Friday.

He was speaking at a seminar, Improving Female Farmers’ Skills to Enhance Food Production, organised by the Department of Rural Sociology at the UAF.

He lauded women farmers who, in addition to looking after their households, worked in the farms . . .

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