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From plot to plate – a ‘kitchen garden’ story

Research suggests that kitchen gardens can supply up to half of all non-staple food needs, as well as a significant number of vitamins and minerals. This makes them an invaluable tool for food security in vulnerable communities.

Mothers and children hold the key to better global nutrition

In the past 20 years, malnutrition in mothers and children has decreased by almost half. But despite this progress, child undernutrition is still the greatest nutrition-related health burden in the world.

Gender in Food and Nutrition Security: putting gender equality at the centre of agricultural development

FAO's new e-learning course aims to strengthen capacity in member countries for designing, developing, implementing and evaluating truly gender-responsive policies, programmes and projects in food and nutrition security.

Getting a century of land: it takes (more than) a village

Ninety-nine years of secure access to good-quality land. To a rural women's group in Banizoumbou, Niger, this isn't just a fairy-tale. It represents the kind of happy ending you can have when everyone in and around a rural community – from the village chief and the landowning men to the landless women, from government ministries and local NGOs to international organizations and research institutes – communicate effectively, share information and work together.

International Women’s Day: Closing the gender gap in agriculture

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.
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