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The Power of the Adolescent Girl: FAO, UN, global community mark International Day of the Girl Child

12/10/2015
There are nearly 600 million girls aged 10 to 19 in the world today. As the global community marks the International Day of the Girl Child this week, FAO recognizes the enormous potential of adolescent girls to transform rural communities and play their part in creating a more food secure, sustainable and equitable world.

Afghanistan: Launch of National Strategy on Women in Agriculture Development

1/10/2015
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations have this week launched a “National Strategy on Women in Agriculture Development”.

Mainstreaming gender in South Africa and beyond: a people-centered approach

30/9/2015
Her Excellency the Honourable Baleka Mbete, Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, delivered a special address this week at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), on gender mainstreaming in the African region and beyond.

Empowering rural women: a solution to end hunger

18/9/2015
FAO’s Deputy Director of Social Protection, Brave Ndisale, spoke on behalf of the Organization at this year’s Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural and Natural Resource Management (Tropentag 2015) in Berlin, Germany.

Angling for gender equality in the seafood industry

20/5/2015
New FAO report traces fisheries’ glass ceiling.
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