AGRICULTURE NEWS

RICE EXPORTER PRIORITIZES WOMEN EMPOWERMENT OF AGRI-WORKER

The rice exporters prioritized the empowerment of rice transplants women and small farmers to provide a decent working environment during the rice transplantation in different districts of the Punjab.

Rice partner ltd. has been engaged with rice farmers in districts of the Punjab province since 2011. RPL Manager Sustainability RPL Mr. Zafar Iqbal said that these marginalized families of rice growers, especially women, have their key role for the cultivation of rice which is the main crop for the food security of the entire world.

Usually young ones move into field with their parents, for their care RPL has established childcare facilities both at farms and community levels. RPL with support of Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and Swiss Solidarity, provide these children moveable backpack canopies, dry food, repellents, and water coolers likewise for large families were also facilitated with big shelter tent, solar plates, fans, air cooler, water cooler and first aid boxes