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Entrepreneurship and Rural Women’s Empowerment: Some Japanese and Thai Cases

  • Kazuko Kano
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Abstract

The feminization of agriculture’ has become a commonly used term, indicating the ever-increasing importance of the role that women play in agriculture. In Africa, it is estimated that women produce about 80 per cent of the food people consume, while in Asia the figure is about 50 per cent.1 Despite this fact, however, women rarely receive the recognition they deserve for their work. In developing countries, it is crucially important to shed light on the considerable contribution that rural women are making and to assess it properly. Only then will the social status of women there improve. And if the significance of women’s role in agriculture was clarified, it would be possible, for example, to make support for rural women in Asia, Africa and Latin America a priority issue in Japan’s development assistance programmes.

Keywords

Entrepreneurial Activity Rural Woman Woman Entrepreneur Female Farmer Akita Prefecture 
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