Basic agriculture tools can change women's lives

Woman farmer in Sierra Leone

Twenty percent of grain is wasted in sub-Saharan Africa often because of a lack of technology, according to a new report produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Women play a significant role in agriculture across the world. The time they spend in fields could be radically reduced if the right technology was available. A very simple tool such as a hammer mill can make a huge impact in the lives of women who would otherwise spend hours grinding food by hand.

 UN Radio's Radmilla Suleymanova asked Nancy Morgan from the FAO about the new study.

 Duration: 2'29"

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