- Somalia: la FAO aprueba 22 millones de dólares para ampliar sus operaciones y evitar la hambruna21/03/2017
- Reforzar los esfuerzos de control entre brotes de influenza aviar en China17/03/2017
- Cosechas abundantes a nivel mundial, pero el hambre persiste en zonas con conflictos crónicos02/03/2017
- La crisis alimentaria en Nigeria se agrava al extenderse a la cuenca del Lago Chad24/02/2017
- Comunicado conjunto sobre la hambruna en Sudán del Sur21/02/2017
Taking action to support rural women
Tackling hunger requires moving from talk to action in ensuring that women farmers have equal access to agricultural resources and an equal voice in decision making at all levels, FAO said this week, as a high-level UN meeting put gender equality and women's empowerment at the top of the agenda.
Women grow more than half of the world's food, yet often lack access to resources such as agricultural inputs, land, financing, technologies, training and markets. At a side event jointly organized by FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) during the Annual Ministerial Review of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), participants examined how to overcome critical gaps in the advancement of rural women.
The event, From Dialogue to action: how to promote the empowerment of rural women in agriculture, looked at efforts in a number of countries to take action on critical issues facing rural women.