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Women play a key role in food security around the world. They are integrally involved in family agriculture, food acquisition, and the preparation of meals. Although roles vary, the contributions of women in growing, preparing, and selling food are vital to the strength and health of their families and nations.

With proper training and support, women can produce food for the family and sell surplus food for income, thus improving food security and nutrition.

Learn more about University of Maryland's Women In Agriculture (WIA) program in Afghanistan
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