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16/02/2010
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is conducting a comprehensive gender review, which will lay the groundwork for the development of a strategy to ensure inclusion of gender-responsive actions into FAO’s work at the national, regional and international levels
23/11/2009
FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf: "Women’s empowerment and gender equality are fundamental to FAO’s vision of a world free of hunger and malnutrition"
17/11/2009
Nereide Segala Coelho, a Brazilian farmer, was among rural women from Africa, Asia and Latin America who exchanged ideas at a meeting with women ministers and diplomats
12/11/2009
The new site will contribute to a series of global initiatives, focused on ensuring world food security, by highlighting the fundamental role of gender equity in eliminating hunger and poverty
20/10/2009
Faced with rising world hunger and in response to calls for greater coherence and coordination, members of the FAO Committee on World Food Security (CFS) have agreed on a wide-ranging reform, FAO announced today.