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Ninety-six governments recognize ‘essential role’ of agrarian reform and rural development in fight against poverty

10/3/2006
Representatives of 96 FAO member countries participating in the International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ICARRD) have recognized the essential role of agrarian reform and rural development for sustainable development.

Schools for life: Training HIV/AIDS orphans in sub-Saharan Africa

1/12/2005
On World AIDS Day, FAO profiles one of its activities to help mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on rural communities.

Failure to educate children perpetuates hunger and poverty

28/11/2005
Top priority should be given to improving access to quality education in rural areas for communities of farmers, fisherfolk, and livestock producers as well as populations living in mountains, forests and deserts, FAO said today.

Better nutrition education helps reduce malnutrition

28/11/2005
Eating well is vital for a healthy and active life, but many people in virtually all countries do not eat well because of poverty and a lack of nutrition education, according to FAO.

Gender equality: An issue of democracy

22/11/2005
Sweden’s Agriculture Minister highlighted the role of women in agriculture at a roundtable discussion on gender equality and access to productive resources organized at the 33rd session of the FAO Conference (19-26 November 2005) in Rome.
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