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20/03/2017
She was just 17 when her parents forced her to become a housewife. Her husband already had two wives and children, as well as an extended family of relatives, dependents and apprentices.
17/03/2017
Cristina Amaral, Deputy Regional Representative for FAO in Europe and Central Asia, discusses the importance of women's rights and gender issues in the context of FAO's work in the region.
08/03/2017
8th March is International Women’s day and this year’s theme is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. In 2017 we are far from living on ‘planet 50-50’ with women holding less than 20% of the land in all the main developing regions of the world.
08/03/2017
From clothing trader to coffee entrepreneur: Betty Ndugga has found a way to make a good living from agriculture, while also helping her community to prosper.
08/12/2016
A simple and relatively inexpensive technology is revolutionizing the way West Africans smoke their fish.