New FAO Goodwill Ambassadors

FAO is to honour five new high profile personalities as Goodwill Ambassadors, the agency announced today.

Good news from Afghanistan

There’s not so many feel-good stories coming out of Afghanistan these days, and even fewer about life getting better for women there. But FAO has one to tell.

Women in agriculture: The critical food producers

Women make up over half the agriculture labour force yet they are frequently subject to discrimination, poverty and hunger. A new publication launched today investigates the situation of women in the rural workforce and how some of the main challenges facing such women can be overcome.

Large-scale biofuel production may increase marginalization of women

Rapid increases in the large-scale production of liquid biofuels in developing countries could exacerbate the marginalization of women in rural areas threatening their livelihoods, according to a new FAO study.

Miriam Makeba visits rape survivors in Congo (DR)

Singer and activist Miriam Makeba says women survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face a “triple tragedy” of physical, psychological and social damage
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