NAMA Shortcuts
Member Directory
Best of NAMA 2015
Upcoming Events
Chapters
Agri-Marketing Conf
More NAMA












U.N.: WOMEN HOLD THE KEY TO BUILDING A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER, POVERTY
Source: U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) news release

Achieving gender equality and empowering women is not only the right thing to do but is a critical ingredient in the fight against extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition, FAO Director-General Josť Graziano da Silva said today.

Speaking at a high-level event co-organized by FAO, the European Commission and the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Women, the FAO-Director General said that "Women are the backbone of our work in agriculture," noting that they comprise 45 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, with that figure rising to 60 percent in parts of Africa and Asia.

These numbers underscore the importance of ensuring that rural women enjoy a level playing field, according to the FAO Director-General

"It's all about opportunity. Evidence shows that when women have opportunities, the yields on their farms increase


Search News & Articles

























Proudly associated with:
American Business Media Canadian Agri-Marketing Association National Agri-Marketing Association
Agricultural Relations Council National Association of Farm Broadcasters American Agricultural Editors' Association Livestock Publications Council
All content © 2017, Henderson Communications LLC. | User Agreement