Women deserve better for contributions

Letters, Normal

The National, Friday 14th of February, 2014

BEING a non-government organisation, the Papua New Guinea Women in Agriculture Development Foundation (PNGWIADF) is a voice of our womenfolk in the agriculture sector promoting partnership and creating an enabling environment for the women to be productive development  actors in our economy.
One of the policy frameworks of PNGWIADF that interests me is to develop partnership and collaborate with relevant stakeholders, donor agencies and civil societies to support capacity building  needs for women in the rural areas.
As a strong advocate to various PNGWIADF programmes, I have seen that there is still a huge disparity between women in remote areas and urban settings.
I think our women deserve better recognition because of their significant contribution towards sustainable development, well-balanced economic growth and  equitable  distribution of income.
The only suggestion that I can contribute is for the  three tier governments to proactively encourage women’s participation in all aspects of agriculture development, including policy planning.

Davidson Jeune  
Port Moresby