As Women’s Month comes to an end, Mzansi Agri Talk is celebrating the women who are working the land to ensure the country’s food security.
Already there are a lot of women who have picked up the baton in the Agricultural industry and are making the headway.
In the old days, women in rural areas were working the land while men were labouring in mines across the country.
This is one of the reasons why the government and private needs to invest in women-owned corporatives as part of rural development and poverty alleviation.
This will, in turn, reduce the high number of young people and women migrating to big cities in search of economic opportunities.
Part of the critical intervention should be in rural infrastructure development and tailormade training programmes.
Land should also be set aside for women-led coperatives to safeguard the country’s food security.