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Women2000 and Beyond: Rural women in a changing world: Opportunities and challenges

Posted on October 1, 2008

Women play a critical role in the rural economies of both developed and developing countries. In most parts of the developing world, they participate in crop production and livestock care, provide food, water and fuel for their families, and engage in off-farm activities to diversify the family income. More