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Strengthening ASEAN’s agri-industry through the empowerment of women

23/11/2015
ASEAN countries could boost productivity of their agribusinesses simply by improving opportunities for women to participate in the sector on an equal footing with men, a senior UN official said.

Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture: new module launched at CFS

12/10/2015
“Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture,” the latest module of the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook, was launched today during a side event of the 42nd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome. The publication provides comprehensive guidance on mainstreaming gender in climate-smart agriculture (CSA).

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: FAO, UN, global community mark International Day of the Girl Child

12/10/2015
There are nearly 600 million girls aged 10 to 19 in the world today. As the global community marks the International Day of the Girl Child this week, FAO recognizes the enormous potential of adolescent girls to transform rural communities and play their part in creating a more food secure, sustainable and equitable world.

Afghanistan: Launch of National Strategy on Women in Agriculture Development

1/10/2015
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations have this week launched a “National Strategy on Women in Agriculture Development”.

Mainstreaming gender in South Africa and beyond: a people-centered approach

30/9/2015
Her Excellency the Honourable Baleka Mbete, Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, delivered a special address this week at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), on gender mainstreaming in the African region and beyond.
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