Pêcheurs du Monde: women fish-processors of Burundi in spotlight at film festival in France

Over ten years ago, in the village of Mvugo in Burundi, an FAO project set out to improve fish-processing methods with a simple innovation – a system of raised racks for drying fish. Today, the project's impact can be seen across Africa. And this weekend, its story will be told at an international film festival in France.

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."
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