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FAO's work on gender equality and women's empowerment at country level

After Aisa ya Maida lost her husband during an attack on her home in Magumeri, a Local Government Authority (LGA) in Nigeria's Borno State, she fled to Konduga, a neighbouring LGA, with her seven children.
With one failed rainy season after another, Hany Abdullahi Aaden was increasingly worried about the survival of her livestock.
In Ethiopia’s southeast region, livestock are essential for survival. “We were pure herders. We used to follow the water and grass,” said Mahabo Hassen, a female livestock owner from the outskirts of Warder, in Ethiopia’s Somali Region.
In Kenya, FAO and the European Union are supporting small-scale women farmers to grow more food and earn more from their crops by adopting conservation agriculture (CA), and by linking the farmers to markets.
Women and children are among those most vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition. This is no different in Mozambique where, according to the FAO Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition, 35% of the population is food insecure.
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