FAO DG QU Dongyu's video message for the International Women's Day 2020


International Women's Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also making a call to action for strengthening gender equality and accelerating women’s empowerment.


"Think equal, build smart, innovate for change" Malika Martini speaks on this year's theme for International Women's Day


Malika Martini, Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development Officer, FAO, talks about the Rome-based agencies global work to tackle inequalities that discriminate against women and girls.


FAO-Gender & Pesticides: Elisabetta Tagliati


Elisabetta Tagliati, FAO Programme Officer, Rotterdam Convention, explains the challenges and risks that rural families, especially women, across the developing world face in coming into contact with pesticides both while working in agriculture and at home.


FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva's message on International Women's Day


Women play an important role in agriculture and food systems. Achieving gender equality and empowering women are crucial ingredients in the fight against extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition, said José Graziano da Silva.


FAO Policy Series: Rural Poverty Reduction


Maya Takagi, Deputy Leader of the FAO Strategic Programme on Rural Poverty Reduction, and Ana Paula De La O Campos, Programme Adviser, together explain the importance of agriculture in poverty reduction and in improving rural lives.

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