Securing land rights for vulnerable groups is a necessary step towards achieving greater food security and equality. Land carries social, cultural and economic value, but many find themselves without access to its benefits as a result of exclusionary practices.
Empowering women is essential to achieving a world without hunger. This is the message highlighted by the Rome-based UN agencies and partners during this year’s commemoration of International Women’s Day.
'Me Maphoka Thaba is a rural farmer in the village of Ha Khojane, Mahobong, in the district of Leribe, in northern Lesotho. Still active and energetic at 72, she has faced many problems that are all too common to rural farmers in Lesotho.