Rural women in Uganda produce the bulk of the country’s food yet they still don’t have access to land and inputs needed for agriculture.
That’s the view of a Ugandan woman farmer, attending this year’s session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Rose Akaki is part of the delegation of the World Farmers Organization.
She says that the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs which were set by world leaders in 2000 to, among other things, promote gender equality did not adequately address the issue of rural women.
Ms. Akaki who is a member of the Uganda National Farmers Federation says rural women should be included in discussion of sustainable development goals that will replace the MDGs after 2015.
UN Radio’s Derrick Mbatha sat down with Ms. Akaki to find out about the role that women farmers play in Uganda in feeding the nation.