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04/12/2017
The traditional method of fish-smoking in the small fishing community of Unnichchai, in eastern Sri Lanka sees women spending many hours tending to fish laid out on mesh over smoking coals. Health hazards from smoke inhalation are high, while the output from such intensive labour is often low.
29/11/2017
FAO is seeking innovative ways to make the agricultural value chain more attractive to youth, thereby curtailing ‘distress migration’ and helping to provide decent employment and improved livelihoods across the continent.
31/10/2017
FAO and the African Union (AU) Commission convened a three-day Africa-wide consultative meeting on rural women and gender in the context of the AU Agenda 2063.
17/10/2017
The $36 million joint project aims at providing immediate assistance to over 630,000 poor and food-insecure people in Yemen — more than 30 percent of whom are women — as well as increasing longer term agricultural resilience in the conflict-ridden country.
16/10/2017
Africa is the world’s youngest continent, with almost 200 million people aged between 15 and 24. The potential of this demographic to transform agriculture was a key theme in a meeting held earlier this month in Harare, Zimbabwe.