A new study “Nutrition, Markets and Gender Analysis report” conducted by Rwanda Agricultural Board in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has highlighted the need for women to invest in farming in order to reduce the number of stunted children.

The Director of Rwanda Agricultural Board, Dr. Louis Butare said that “Farming families with good practices have less chance of stunted children. Also, stunting highly decreases in households where there is woman empowerment,” he added.

49.8 percent of the surveyed families had a stunted child while 50.2 hadn’t.

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