In an effort to raise awareness on the contribution of agricultural cooperatives to food security and poverty alleviation -- FAO, WFP and IFAD -- took part in the official launch of The International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) 2012 at UN headquarters in New York on 31 October 2011.
The findings of FAO's State of Food and Agriculture report 2010-11 (SOFA): "Women in Agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development," were the focus of a high-level roundtable debate organized by the three Rome-based UN agencies - FAO, IFAD and WFP. This video is a short excerpt from the event.
The crucial role of women in food production was the focus of this ECOSOC Global Preparatory Meeting entitled: "Who Feeds the World in 2010 and Beyond? - Rural women as Agents of Change and Champions of Global Food Security".