Strength in numbers: International Day of Cooperatives

Agricultural cooperatives can be an effective means to empower women in rural areas and help them to overcome the constraints they face, the Food and Agriculture Organization said in a statement released for the 16th International Day of Cooperatives.

Full, equal participation of women key to tackling hunger

Tackling hunger requires moving from talk to action in ensuring that women farmers have equal access to agricultural resources and an equal voice in decision making at all levels, FAO said this week, as a high-level UN meeting put gender equality and women's empowerment at the top of the agenda.

Taking action to support rural women in agriculture

Turning the tide against hunger will require taking urgent action on gender inequality, one of the main obstacles to food and nutrition security, the Food and Agriculture Organization said on the eve of a high-level UN meeting on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

FAO at global conference on employment for the future

Developing decent work opportunities for both women and men, especially young people new to the labour market, will be the focus of a global summit in Sweden on the future of employment.

Protecting girls and boys from child labour: global conference

FAO took part in a global conference on child labour in The Hague, The Netherlands, to put the spotlight on the key role that agriculture must play in eliminating hazardous and exploitative work for girls and boys.
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