Women were identified with young farmers as a vulnerable category and in need of assistance to get started. But only young farmers (male and female) were given the average entitlements value. Many women are still on 60% of the average. This must be rectified – women farmers should receive average entitlement value payments. Women farmers must have equal access to CAP resources.
We also acknowledge single parents, widows and widowers, spinsters and bachelors and people with disabilities farming and living on their own to be in the same vulnerable category.
Vulnerable women (single women,single parents, widows, spinsters, disabilities) are unable to access credit and thus not able to participate in TAMS and other schemes where you have to pay first and claim back later. Anyone who cannot access credit, should be able to access microcredit.
Women farmers must have equal access to land and be able to use their land without disturbance.