“Girls are key to food security in poor countries, report says” #hwhtw

October 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

According to this article from The Guardian, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs has issued a report, Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies, underlining the importance of girls in food security.

“If the world is to meet the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050, we must invest in the human capital of those with the potential to transform agricultural economies – adolescent girls,” said Catherine Bertini, the report’s lead author. “Already, they carry much of families’ burdens; with opportunity, they can be major change agents for rural communities and nations. As nations are rediscovering the importance of agricultural development, we want to ensure that the new definition of rural economies’ strengths includes the critical role of adolescent girls.”

Read the full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/oct/07/girls-key-food-security-report?newsfeed=true

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