Rural women are the pillars for achieving the profound economic, environmental and social changes needed for sustainable development. As women are widely represented in the agricultural workforce around the world, their empowerment is essential not only for the well-being of individuals, families and rural communities, but also for overall economic productivity. (Source: UN)
BP-FORESTS Canada supports the leadership of rural women and the participation of rural women in developing strategies and programmes on all issues affecting their lives, including improving food security, nutrition, subsistence, business, training and green business in rural areas by developing profitable rural enterprises.
BP-FOREST Canada promotes international leadership events with the aim of generating global connection in rural sustainable development. This global connection is the gateway to the new generation of profitable economic exchanges for rural communities.