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Author(s): Silvia Jacková, Mária Kadlečíková, Jozef Košuda, Zuzana Juríčková

Title: The state of rural women and their role at the achievement of food safety

Source: International Scientific Days 2016. The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society

Document Type: Scientific paper

ISBN: 978-80-552-1503-7


Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

PY, pages: 2016, 47-53

Published on-line: 2016-06-24

Language: eng

Abstract: The submitted scientific paper deals with subject of women’s role and position at the development of agricultural production and rural development in the current phase of the global economics’ dimensions. The authors ‘leading objective in this paper is to analyse and to evaluate the issues of rural women’s entrepreneurial activities in the fields of agriculture and food processing and their relation to the improvement of the food security. The data are obtained from own research, furthermore, from the FAO and EU databases. The research activities are focus on the selected European Union’s countries. The results of the paper confirm that if in global consequences the higher involvement of rural women into the agricultural and into the rural areas ‘development, would be the reality, then this would lead to the better social status, to the new labour opportunities, but also to the greater opportunities in the local markets with typical local products and brands, in line with philosophy that what is produced in the local market, should be in local market consumed. Beyond of this, is confirmed that rural women play meaningful role at the sustainable management of natural resources. The important role for rural’s women represent education, extension service, social and professional alliances.

Keywords: entrepreneurial activities, rural development, role, rural women, status, food security

JEL Classification: E240, O180

Rights: Open Access :: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence
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