Women and Rural Communities

Women make a vital contribution to primary industries through a variety of means, including managing farms, business management, farm tourism, and off-farm work to maintain farming enterprises.
When a full range of women's on-farm, off-farm, household and community work is considered, it is estimated that women contribute over 49 percent of the total value of the output that may be attributed to farming communities. DPIPWE provides a Women and Rural Communities Program to ensure that rural women are connected and supported in their valuable work and their contribution to primary industries.
Women in Rural & Regional Industries - this database provides opportunities for individuals, industry and business to network with rural women around Tasmania.

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Contact

Program Leader - Women in Rural Industries
Rebecca Williams
1 Franklin Wharf
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3070
Email: Rebecca.Williams@dpipwe.tas.gov.au