Vice President Inonge Wina has called for an effective land administration system to boost sustainable agricultural production.
Mrs. Wina says effective land tenure policies and legal reforms should cater for women who constitute over 70 per cent of the labour force in the agriculture sector but have no control over land.
She notes that meaningful development becomes difficult to achieve in the absence of an effective land administration system.
And Mrs. Wina says over one million learners benefited from the government financed school feeding programme in 54 districts last year.
ZNBC’s Kennedy Bwalya reports the vice president said this during a high-level meeting dubbed, “Voices of rural women for sustainable health Future,” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
This was on the sidelines of the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Meeting which opened yesterday.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Wina said government has made strides in improving rural women’s access to financial services through the introduction of mobile and village banking services.
She said the PF administration is determined to partner with the private sector in improving financial inclusion for rural-based women farmers.
And UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the continued discrimination of women should be halted because it has left a damaging legacy in many countries.
Speaking when he officially opened the CSW meeting, Mr. Guterres pledged to attain the UN gender parity by 2021.
The Vice President is accompanied by Community Development Minister Emerine Kabanshi.