Delegations from Nepal, Australia stress women’s participation in agriculture at Agro Tech
Talking to Newsline, Durga Prasad Sapkota, director of Commercial Agricultural Alliance, Biratnagar, Nepal said, “A woman should become the agriculture minister of India. We idealize India when it come to agriculture. However, we have come to realize that women are not coming forward to participate in the field of agriculture here”.
With a similar point of view, Cathy McGowan, one of the founding members of Australian Women in Agriculture Limited, said, “There are women in India who are farmers. But their role is invisible. We are here to spread the word about how important it is for Indian women to make their presence felt and take up more important work in farming”.
The 12-member women’s delegation from Australia is a group of women farmers who are into farming and dairy production. “We work on the farms. We drive the tractors, we rear cattle and sheep, we handle the accounts, we do the marketing of our yield, we package our product, we do everything that men do in farming. We are very sensitive to use of
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