Empowering Women in Agriculture is Critical

Why Should Women be Empowered in Agriculture? Supporting women farmers would help hundreds of millions fight hunger, poverty and climate change. Growth in small-scale agriculture is two to four times more effective at reducing hunger and poverty than any other sector, and women farmers are playing a central role. Oxfam states: "About 80 percent of the world’s food is produced by small-scale farming. Women make up on average 43 percent of this agricultural labor in developing countries. … [Read more...]

Ecuador, woman celebrating WFP project for women!

Our Information Officer in Ecuador, Gabriela Malo, did not expect that a phone call to Beatriz Caces to hear her story about the positive impact a WFP project was having on her and other women selling their vegetables to the school meals programme, would establish a link between them, in spite of living 200 kilometres apart. QUITO --I got Beatriz Caces’ phone number from the WFP sub office in Carchi. When I called her from the Country Office in Quito a while ago, I wanted to get in touch with … [Read more...]

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