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In many parts of the world, women carry out a majority of the agricultural and household work. Yet, they do not have the same access to resources or power in decision-making as men.  To bridge the gender gap, FAO and UNDP work with countries to empower women and achieve gender...
The small island developing state of Cabo Verde, off the west African coast, faces recurrent droughts and other environmental and socio-economic vulnerabilities. Recognizing the extent of needs, a national school feeding programme began in 1979 with the support of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). After more than 30...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Space Agency (ESA) are strengthening their partnership in order to generate and share data and information and thus better support countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two Organizations...
Social protection has a critical role to play in reducing poverty, improving food and nutrition security, and stimulating inclusive economic growth in rural areas. However, social protection alone cannot address all the risks and challenges faced by vulnerable rural populations. Integrated interventions have shown greater impacts than stand-alone social protection...
Caldono, located in the mountains of the department of Cauca, southwestern Colombia, was one of the municipalities hardest hit by the country’s armed conflict. But after more than three decades of violence, the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016 gave Caldono’s indigenous, campesino and Afrodescendent communities hope for a better...

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