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As COVID-19 exposed the vulnerability in our food system, this briefing underscored why empowering women and closing the gender gap is central to addressing global food security and why women need to be at the center of COVID-19 response efforts.
In marking International Day of Rural Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP organized a virtual event attended by nearly 300 participants who tuned in from the four corners of the globe.
The COVID-19 pandemic calls for an instant synchronized, people-centered and gender-sensitive response.
Improving women's status and harnessing their potential as "food heroes" will be critical to ending hunger in Africa, the report argues.
On the International Day of Rural Women, FAO urges the recognition of women’s significant role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security, and eradicating rural poverty.