Women's empowerment is key to fighting hunger and poverty

FAO and the African Union (AU) Commission convened a three-day Africa-wide consultative meeting on rural women and gender in the context of the AU Agenda 2063.

New FAO-World Bank programme to scale up assistance for women, men and families in Yemen

The $36 million joint project aims at providing immediate assistance to over 630,000 poor and food-insecure people in Yemen — more than 30 percent of whom are women — as well as increasing longer term agricultural resilience in the conflict-ridden country.

Countries in Southern Africa seek innovative ways to involve youth in agriculture

Africa is the world’s youngest continent, with almost 200 million people aged between 15 and 24. The potential of this demographic to transform agriculture was a key theme in a meeting held earlier this month in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Farming and rural non-farm activities can provide solutions to rising youth unemployment in Africa

Although ten to 12 million young people join the labor force in Africa each year, only around three million jobs are created annually.

New FAO data highlights gender gap in food insecurity across regions

Women are more likely to be food insecure than men in every region of the world, according to FAO’s latest report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017.
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CFS Forum on Women's Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

25 September 2017


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