MOU signed to support rural and nomad women for healthy food production
A memorandum of understanding was signed here on Sunday in support of producing healthy food by rural and nomad women.
The MOU was singed between vice president for women and family affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, and head of the National Standards Organization, Nayereh Piroozbakht, at the place of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mehr reported.
Empowering women for producing healthy food, decreasing the use of agricultural toxics and optimum use of water resources are the key factors of women’s success in agriculture, Ebtekar stated.
Meanwhile, head of the Agricultural Research Organization, Eskandar Zand, said family agriculture makes up 70 percent of the world’s agriculture and women’s role is vital in family agriculture.
Today, the agriculture sector is divided into two categories of family agriculture and industrial agriculture, Zand explained, adding valuing the farmer is more important than valuing the agriculture itself and the world gives the priority to rural and nomad women.
A book on 23 years of experience of rural and nomad women’s capabilities was unveiled by the minister of agriculture and the VP for women’s affairs.