Failure to educate children perpetuates hunger and poverty

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

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

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.

FAO Conference to review reform proposals

Agriculture ministers and high-level officials from FAO’s Member nations will review wide-ranging reform proposals for the UN agency during the 33rd Session of its governing Conference opening on Saturday.

New global agricultural census under way

More than 100 countries are participating in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) 2010 round of agricultural censuses covering the period 2006-2015, the agency announced today.
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