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20/03/2017
A regional campaign, launched on International Women's Day by the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, will focus on the empowerment of rural women towards sustainable development.
20/03/2017
In Latin America, 40% of rural women over the age of 15 do not have their own income, although they work on a daily basis, unpaid. In addition, rural women in the region only have a fraction of the land, credit, productive inputs and education that men do.
20/03/2017
Women's land rights are vital to every country’s development. Yet, those rights are routinely violated, denied, or simply not enforced.
08/03/2017
Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies today marked International Women's Day by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger.
01/03/2017
Starting or participating in an agrifood business could make good sense for women in poor rural areas of Albania. A new study identifies several business ideas and examines value chains and markets with potential for improving women’s incomes.