International Rural Women’s Day in Cockpit Country (and beyond)

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Happy International Rural Women’s Day!

This year, the focus is on women farmers. Frequently lauded for their strength, hard work and resilience, they are a solid presence in rural Jamaica – over one third of rural women are farmers. Three years ago, I met a group of them at a Farmer’s School graduation ceremony, and learned a lot from them about their challenges. I thoroughly enjoyed their company, and wrote about them here. I hope they are all doing well. At that event, over sixty percent of graduates from the Farmers’ School were women.

A great meet up with women farmers from St. Thomas in 2018. (My photo)

My friend and fellow blogger Wayne Campbell wrote an excellent, detailed post on the topic today. It tells you everything you need to know about the status of women farmers globally and in Jamaica; note that of the thirty percent or…

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