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New York event highlights the crucial role of rural women in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

20/10/2014
Rural women and their role in eradicating poverty should be given high priority in the post-2015 development agenda — that was the key message among speakers at a special event to mark the 2014 International Day for Rural Women at UN headquarters in New York on 15 October.

E-learning course puts gender equality at the centre of agricultural planning

13/10/2014
Joint EU-FAO programme supports the learning needs of agricultural and food security professionals.

Land matters for women, indigenous peoples and a food secure world

30/9/2014
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.

High-level meeting at UN headquarters to focus on women's right to land

22/9/2014
FAO Deputy Director-General for Knowledge, Maria Helena Semedo, will speak at United Nations Headquarters this week, during a high-level Ministerial breakfast meeting on gender equality in land ownership.

Bite-sized stories: determination and decisions in Gujarat and Lesotho

16/6/2014
A set of stories that illustrate some of the challenges that rural women farmers face every day, the determined and dynamic ways in which they decide to deal with them, and the ways in which their ingenuity and perseverance lead to greater food security, economic empowerment and long-term benefits for themselves and for their families.
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