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Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty


16 December 2016, Rome – The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization is hosting a high-level event today at its headquarters in Rome, Italy, to address the structural causes and consequences of gender inequality in rural areas.

According to FAO, achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is an absolute precondition to breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger. The event is being organized by FAO and the European Union, in close collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Programme and UN Women.