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Rural women demand food security

Oxfam rallied behind women farmers clamoring for food security, on the occassion of the International Rural Women’s Day.  

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Photo by Marie Nunez Madamba / Oxfam

Women farmers brought their children along in a rally for food security at the government Department of Agriculture on the occassion of the International Rural Women’s Day yesterday. The group demanded that it prioritize local farm production over import.

Around the world, Oxfam International and many of its partners have seen soaring prices force people to eat less food or less nutritious food and drive poor households to cut back on health care, education, and other necessities. Women and children’s nutritional levels are particularly vulnerable, as women often put men’s consumption before their own.

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