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A new approach to technical capacity development, based on an exposure and dialogue methodology, is being piloted by FAO's Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division. FAO has implemented partnerships with host organizations, such as the Self-Employed Women’s Organization of India (SEWA) to better understand the challenges that poor food insecure people face, and allow rural populations to directly express their needs.
1. Ms Esther Njomo Omam, Executive Director of Reach Out Cameroon, sheds light on some lessons learned after her return from India in December 2010.
2. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), along with FAO and WFP, brings support to such initiatives. Ms Maria Hartl is Technical Adviser on Gender and Social Equity. Last December 2010, in Rome, she attended a workshop held by the FAO jointly with IFAD: Women and value chains – sharing experiences and lessons from selected African women leaders from West and Central Africa. Maria Hartl had this view on the role of women in agriculture.
3. Mr Victor Lopez, FAO Trade and Markets Division, talks about the lessons learned following his recent visit to the Self-Employed Women's Organization of India.