#Farming Friday 28: Invisible Farmers


Women are responsible for 50 to 80% of the work on the rice paddies of Asia but they are virtually invisible. Surveys seek opinions from male farmers as head of households, research, extension and credit programs are mostly designed with men in mind. With more men moving to the cities to work, the role of women farmers grows even more critical. Efforts are on to ensure that policies are not undermined by the lack of attention to gender.

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