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Uploaded on Dec 3, 2010
Strengthening the capabilities of rural people to take advantage of opportunities in the rural non-farm economy is essential according to the Rural Poverty Report 2011, prepared by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). When rural women are able to access better paid jobs outside of the agricultural sector it benefits their families as well as the wider economy. In this video, María Ana Lagog González, a weaver from Guatemala, talks about how she has been able to offer her family a better future through weaving. For more: http://www.ifad.org/rpr2011/index.htm