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Swarna Jayaweera

By Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Title: Swarna Jayaweera  
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Language: English
Subject: United Nations., Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO agriculture series, Agriculture
Collections: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Collection
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Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Digitizer: Fao


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Excerpt: This paper looks from a gender perspective at policies and programmes for the advancement of rural women in Sri Lanka. It reviews the policies and programmes in the context of the overall situation of rural women and the agencies and institutions responsible for formulating and implementing programmes. The paper notes that policies and programmes have had a disproportionately adverse impact on rural women. Literature reveals the low priority and conflicting trends in agricultural policy and the emergence of new forms of employment for rural women outside the agriculture sector. The catalysts of rural change have been education opportunities, health services, land distribution and social mobilisation. Constraints are macro economic policies that have failed to ?trickle benefits down? and have increased hardship, a sluggish agriculture-related sector, unviable self-employment programmes, continuing incidence of poverty, inadequate legal protection for most rural workers and the social construction of gender that impedes women?s path to empowerment. Policy interventions, therefore, must address these constraints to work towards a vibrant rural sector, productive agriculture as its main source of livelihood, increased family resources, gender equality and holistic human development.


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