Ethiopian women cooperative increases incomes thanks to FAO-Eataly partnership

A cooperative of women in Ethiopia is set to reach the international market thanks to a partnership between Italian gourmet food store Eataly and FAO.

Int’l Women’s Day 2015: Women farmers key to fighting hunger

Marking International Women’s Day 2015 (March 8th), leaders from the United Nations’ three Rome-based food agencies gathered to remind the world that women farmers play a central role in achieving food and nutrition security.

New fish drying technology boosts livelihoods in Ivorian towns

"We are extremely happy, because as of today, with the FTT, our conditions for smoking fish have changed," says Deborah Oulou, an Ivorian woman fish processor.

African Union Summit: Women's empowerment is key to achieving goals of Agenda 2063

African leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to focus on a continent-wide commitment to end hunger by 2025 and on efforts to boost the role of women in achieving prosperity in Africa. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva also attended the summit, at which the African Union officially launched the theme for 2015: "The Year of Women's Empowerment and Development towards Africa's Agenda 2063."

African Voices on Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Development

African ministers responsible for gender and women’s affairs attended the 9th African Regional Conference on Women for the twenty-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), and adopted a Declaration calling for their respective governments to achieve gender equality by 2030, as spelled out in the Agenda 2063 and highlighting agriculture as a key enabler in women’s empowerment.
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