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Malanje – The First Lady of the Republic of Angola, Ana Dias Lourenço, defended, this Monday, the continuous professional and academic training of rural women, with a view to their affirmation and social empowerment.
This measure, according to him, should involve the Angolan Executive and the provincial governments, through the creation of conditions for the effect, because it is also reflected in the way of life and in the family and rural economy of the country.

The first lady of the Republic launched this challenge when speaking, in video-conference, at the opening of the forum for rural women, which Malanje hosted under the promotion of the Ministry of Social Action, Family and Promotion of Women, in the framework of the days alluding to the International Day Rural Women, to be marked on the 15th of this month.

"I think this is the end, the time has come to create the necessary conditions for rural women to develop their full potential, empower themselves with new knowledge and new tools, and opening doors to opportunities for development and recognition of the its role in the future of the country's economy”, he stressed.

In turn, the provincial governor of Malanje, Norberto dos Santos “Kwata Kanawa”, said it is the will of the Angolan Executive to ensure that rural women are at the center of the economy and of their families, hence the reason for all the attention and support that is given to you.

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  Secretary of State for Economy, Dalva Ringote, reiterated that the government has done everything so that women organized in cooperatives, especially those in rural areas, can benefit from funding to ensure that their projects and actions are carried out in their respective communities.

The representative of the United Nations Fund for the
  Food and Agriculture (FAO) in Angola, Guerda Barreto, recognized the commitment of the Angolan Executive in creating conditions aimed at improving the activity of rural women and fighting hunger and poverty within communities.

The event, lasting only one day, aimed to provide rural women with good agricultural practices and addressed aspects related to women's empowerment, processing of field products, conservation and handling of agricultural fields, among other aspects.

More than 100 women entrepreneurs in the country's agricultural sector participate in the forum.

Data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) show that, in Angola, rural women are the main driving force of the family and rural economy, representing a universe of more than five million people.


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