Economics: Girls are key to rural economies and food security
Girls and young women are key to rural economies and agricultural development, according to a global affairs thinktank which urges governments and aid agencies to encourage girls to stay in education. But can aid and support be targeted effectively? asks GIS expert Dr Pauline Dixon in this briefing.
THERE are some 283 million adolescent girls who live in rural areas in the world’s poorest countries. Most of these girls have little or no education. Most carry the burden of household chores, they gather wood and water each day, are married young, produce several children, and work in the home and on the land - often for many hours more than the men in their community.
- Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
- Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possible effects of current decisions.