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A woman from the Daborin Single Mothers Association gathers rice at a small processing plant in the northern Ghanaian town of Bolgatanga in this February 1, 2008 file photo. This year, agricultural experts have renewed calls for policy makers to pay more attention to small-scale women farmers, who grow up to 80 percent of crops for food consumption in Africa. After decades in the political wilderness, farming became a hot topic this year when international food prices hit record highs in June 2008, sharply boosting hunger around the world. To match feature FARMING-WOMEN/ REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly/Files (GHANA)