To achieve zero hunger, we need to invest in women and girls: UN specialist

8 March 2019

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and to shine a light on persistent gender inequality.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), women represent 45 per cent of the total agricultural labor force, but they are denied equal access to economic and social opportunities.

Calling for the same access as men to “land of good quality” and an expansion of women-run farms, FAO's Senior Gender Officer Tacko Ndiaye explained to Charlotta Lomas that women in  rural areas need “enough resources to uplift them from hunger and poverty”.

Audio Credit:
Charlotta Lomas, FAO
Audio Duration:
4'44"

 

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