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How a global campaign to eradicate sheep and goat plague can help 400 million rural women

In April, high-level authorities from 15 countries pledged to collaborate on a global plan to wipe out 'Peste des petits ruminants' (PPR), a deadly viral disease of sheep and goats that affects the livelihoods of smallholders and pastoralists in over 70 countries.

The new Gender and Land Rights Database: a hub of information on gender-equitable land tenure

This week, FAO unveiled the new and improved Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD). Consisting of three main sections – country profiles, gender and land-related statistics, and the all-new Legislation Assessment Tool – the site aims to serve as a hub of information, statistics and analysis on the different political, legal and cultural factors that influence women’s land rights throughout the world.

Fighting food loss with flowers: hibiscus jams and juices in the Gambia

Working with women's associations in the Gambia to establish a modern, competitive, and commercially vibrant food processing sector.

Of ponds and plates – and much more

Salma Yasmine lives with her family in a village in the Khulna Division of southwestern Bangladesh. When she first came here nine years ago she had nothing. Like many in the country, where almost a third of the population lives below the poverty line, her family struggled with financial hardship, food insecurity, and malnutrition.

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.
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