chapter  6
'Women with a Hundred Arms': the training programme
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With the resources and authority of the Party behind it, the Sezione Massaie Rurali rapidly became considerably more active than its predecessor. By 1935 many provinces were already reporting a busy mix of activities, 1 although the South still lagged behind. The organization developed a range of activities for its members but technical training always formed the bulk of its programme. Much of this training was, at least in theory, in so-called 'rational agriculture' techniques.