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International Day of Rural Women 2019

15 October 2019 - Investing in agriculture is a way to break the cycle of poverty for some of the world’s poorest women, many of whom rely on farming for their livelihoods. The creation of economic opportunities allows women to educate their children, provide their families with nutritious food, save money and transform their lives and the lives of their communities. The first AKF Rural Support Programme, which was established in northern Pakistan in 1983, has since been replicated in many other contexts. AKF’s rural development interventions now reach over 8 million people living in remote and often marginalised areas in Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. To help celebrate International Day of Rural Women 2019, we have pulled together here a small collection of images to showcase some of these women and their successes.