Raising Employability of Women through entrepreneurial Activities fostering Rural Development


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The project aims at raising employability of women through entrepreneurial activities fostering rural development.

Entrepreneurship has been identified as a new opportunity for women to deliver alternative services to broaden and diversify the scope of their activities, and their role in society with a positive effect on social inclusion, poverty and economic development in rural areas.

Women have a specific and empowering role in the development of multifunctional farming activities. With the modernisation of rural areas, women are sometimes marginalised in farm management. This project hopes to pave the way for integrated and new business activities within rural areas. Whilst underlining the importance of farming and its contributions to rural areas, multifunctional farming is a sector that offers opportunities for integrating heritage values into strategies for economic and social sustainability of rural areas.

REWARD is an EU-funded Erasmus+ project that began in November 2018. The project will analyse the circumstances of rural women in Europe and create training materials in order to provide them with the tools to manage a wide range of multifunctional activities that relate to agriculture and rural cultural heritage.

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Agriculture is often a lonely job due to the rural locations and small communities

Randi Debruyne runs two FB pages, The Ranch Life (@ranchwomanlife) and Cattle Women, where female farmers can find like-minded people, share knowledge and celebrate the industry & the women in it

#CAP has objectives for #genderequality and participation of women in #agriculture. The first time gender issues have been included☝️

This will encourage the industry to promote equality and minimise the gender #paygap

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