“If poverty had a face, it would be the face of a rural woman.”
That’s the opinion expressed by the newly appointed Vice- President at the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Cornelia Richter.
She was at UN Headquarters this week to participate in the latest session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which runs through 23 March.
The focus this year is on rural women, who make up more than 40 per cent of the world’s agricultural workers.
Dianne Penn spoke to Ms. Richter who began by explaining why she joined IFAD after serving with German government development agency, GIZ.