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IFAD, FAO, and WFP celebration for International Women’s Day

The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have the pleasure to invite you to join them in celebrating the 2016 International Women’s Day at WFP Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

The joint International Women’s Day event will take place on Tuesday, 08 March 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the WFP Auditorium. 

The theme for the United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2016 is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it Up for Gender Equality’’.

More information is available below and in this event flyer: 2016 International Women’s Day

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Job opportunity: International Coordinator of the Joint Programme of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP

The International Coordinator will provide support to the implementation of the Joint Programme of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP on “Accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women.”

This five-year (2012-2017) JP aims to economically empower rural women in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda. The coalition of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP is expected to generate synergies that capitalize on each agency’s mandate, comparative advantage and institutional strength to generate more lasting and wider-scale improvements in the living conditions and rights of rural women and girls in the context of sustainable rural development. The

JP focuses on four key outcomes for rural women: 1) improved food and nutrition security, 2) increased incomes to sustain livelihoods, 3) enhanced leadership and participation in rural institutions and in shaping laws, policies and programmes, and 4) more gender-responsive policy environment for the economic empowerment of rural women.

Read more about the position in the Terms of Reference (pdf).


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News:Status of Female Farmers Rises During Food Crisis

The women who grow more than half the world’s agricultural produce have gained international recognition and aid since the start of the global food crisis in 2007.(..)Last March in two counties in northern Liberia, the World Food Programme, known as WFP, began purchasing rice from local communities for school nutrition programs, rather than importing food from abroad. That’s helped the female farmers who grow most of that rice

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