I am pleased to share final report based on a joint research carried out by Oxfam Australia, Oxfam Sri Lanka and Monash University - as part of the Oxfam-Monash Partnership, on the participation of rural women in agriculture across three districts of Sri Lanka.
The study found that even though women contributed significantly to the agriculture sector - in terms of both paid and unpaid work, they were not equal recipients of resources or services, their contributions were not recognised and were invisible in agricultural policy. It examined the barriers and enabling factors for how rural women in the Hambantota, Polonnaruwa and Ampara districts of post-war Sri Lanka in contributing to the agriculture sector through both paid and unpaid work. The research findings have helped generate insights and an evidence-base that will be used by Oxfam to inform policy and advocacy towards promoting a more equitable participation and recognition of rural Sri Lankan women in agriculture.
The report is available at: https://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/1400743/rural-sri-lankan-women-in-agriculture-full-report.pdf
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