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‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

Women in Assouba, rural Côte d’Ivoire, preparing igname (yam) to sell. UN Photo/Patricia Esteve 15 October 2015 – Marking the International Day of Rural Women, the United Nations today affirmed the role of women as significant and crucial for the progress of rural households, local and national economies. “They are farmers and farm workers, horticulturists …

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