18 Oct '11, 12pm

"Sugar And Spice And Everything Necessary For Driving Economic Growth: Rural Adolescent Girls" - #girleffect #news

"Sugar And Spice And Everything Necessary For Driving Economic Growth: Rural Adolescent Girls" - #girleffect #news

"If you want to change the world, invest in an adolescent girl." -- Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies , 2011 [1] A key to solving the world's food crisis and driving economic growth in the developing world lies in the investment in adolescent girls living in rural areas, says a new report by the Chicago Council of Global Affairs. "Women and girls living in rural areas of the developing world play a vital yet unrecognized role as agricultural producers and hold the potential to be agents of food and nutritional security and economic growth," writes Marshall M. Bouton, the president of the Chicago Council, one of the oldest independent nonpartisan international affairs organizations in the United States. But rural adolescent girls face a "triple challenge" of location, age and gender that "restricts their development into the vit...

Full article: http://www.justmeans.com/Sugar-Spice-Everything-Necessary...

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