AWHHE and Rural Sustainable Development Agricultural Foundation Celebrates Rural Woman International Day on October 15th

On the 15 th of October, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. the event dedicated to the Rural Women’s International Day took place at the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences (address: Baghramyan 24D, room 610).

Each year the United Nations Organization celebrates the 15 th of October as a Rural Women’s International Day to show a respect and reverence to the rural women and enhance their role in rural and agriculture development.

According to the facts at least 1,6 billion rural women are engaged in agricultural activities. Women produce more than half of all the food that is grown. Women own only 2 per cent of the land, and receive only one per cent of all agricultural credit. Women represent two third of all illiterate people. The number of rural women living in poverty has doubled since 1970.

The “Rural Sustainable Development” Agricultural Foundation organizing this event together with the “Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment” NGO also pursue the same objective: to emphasize the importance of women’s role and present a small holiday to them, as well as to afford an opportunity to get acquainted with one another and share their experience. This is a unique possibility to buy ecologically safe products immediately from the farmer.