Moldovan authorities assess gender equality dimension in agricultural sector, rural development
15:02 | 30.11.2021 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 30 November /MOLDPRES/ - The Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry (MAIA) has turned to good account the gender equality dimension in the agricultural sector and rural development, at a workshop held by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The event’s goal was the public consultation of the report on Moldova’s evaluation through tackling the gender differences and inequalities in the farming activities.
„Moldova’s government is continuously concerned about promoting the principle of gender equality, as we want each citizen to have equal access to opportunities in the key sectors of our country’s economy. To achieve this desideratum, we commit to reduce the obstacles to the professional self-assertion of women from the farming sector and to enhance their involvement in the management of businesses and decision-taking,’’ the state secretary at MAIA, Vasile Sarban, said.
The participants in the discussions identified specific problems faced by the women from the rural sector and formulated recommendations to diminish the gender stereotypes, in order to consolidate the visibility of the women from the rural sector, as well as the role of women in agriculture, including through elaboration of gender policies, strategies and national programmes.
The event fits into the activities dedicated to the Day of the Agriculture and Processing Industry Employee, as well as of the international campaign, 16 Days of Activity against Gender-based Violence, annually held during 25 November -10 December starting from 1991.