'She Feeds the World' program
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The 'She Feeds the World' program has been launched by PepsiCo and CARE in India.
An overview of the news
The program will be initially implemented in Coochbehar and Alipurduar districts of West Bengal.
Through this program, PepsiCo and CARE aim to improve the status of over 48,000 women. More than 1.5 million people of West Bengal will benefit from this program.
The main objective of this program is to increase crop yield, increase income of women of BPL families, ensure access to healthy and balanced diet as well as provide training to women on sustainable agriculture.
Women will be empowered in the agriculture sector through the programme, which will primarily focus on small-scale women producers.
In developing countries, women make up about half the number of men in agricultural work and work 13 hours more per week than men.
Research shows that if women farmers are given the same access to resources as men, they can increase their farm yields by 20-30 percent, potentially reducing the number of hungry people in the world by 150 million can be reduced.
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