Gödöllő/Budapest, Hungary, 8 March 2012
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2012, the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU) organized:
a) a short session in Szent Istvan University, Gödöllő, Hungary, on the importance of gender in the agricultural sector;
b) an internal event for FAO REU staff.
In the morning of 8th March, a representation from the FAO REU Gender Team visited Szent Istvan University to give a presentation - followed by a debate - on the importance of gender in the agricultural sector. An FAO stand with publications on gender was set at the main entrance of the University and an FAO video on “Closing the gap between women and men in agriculture” was projected on the screens of the University. Also, a short interview on the “State of Food and Agriculture: Women in Agriculture, Closing the Gender Gap” was conducted by the local press. In the afternoon, celebrations with the FAO REU staff were held at the Regional Office with a brief report on the activities organized in Szent Istvan University and with songs and flowers to celebrate the energy, talent and strength of women, which, as the UN Secretary General stated in his speech for the 8th March, represent humankind’s most valuable untapped natural resource.
To watch the video on “Closing the gap between women and men in agriculture”, please visit http://www.fao.org/sofa/gender/en/