Advisory: South African Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini
Zuma to participate in a Conference on Women in Agriculture and Rural Development
on 14 October 2006
South African Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
will participate in a panel discussion at a Conference on Women in Agriculture
and Rural Development under the auspices of the Ministry for Agriculture and Land
Affairs that will commemorate the International Rural Women's Day on 15 October
As part of the commemoration the Ministry of Agriculture and Land
Affairs will be hosting a conference on Women in Agriculture and Rural Development
from 13 to 15 October 2006 in East London, Eastern Cape Province.
of the conference is "Mobilisation of Rural Women for Social Change".
The conference will culminate in the launch an association of Women in Agriculture
and Rural Development in order to provide a mechanism through which rural women
can network and share experiences.
The launch will be attended by African
Ministers of agriculture and land, provincial Premiers and Members of Executive
Committees (MECs) as well as our rural women in the provincial and local sphere.
The objectives of the conference are:
- To keep rural development on
the national agenda;
- To share approaches for promoting economic stability
of agriculture, farming and maintaining a healthy, safe and abundant food supply
in a thriving and viable rural community;
- To discuss issues affecting
women in agriculture and land; and
- To create an enabling environment for
rural women to participate in economic empowerment programmes and various opportunities
in the public sector.
DATE : Saturday 14 October 2006
VENUE : Regent Hotel
: Vincent Hlongwane on 082 385 1169
Issued by Department of Foreign
Private Bag X152
13 October 2006