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De Schutter: Food rights, gender equality need increased FAO support

Advancement of food-rights policies will do much to help ease food-security issues, and support from the Food and Agriculture Organization is essential, writes Olivier De Schutter, UN special rapporteur on right to food. Gender equality also will assist in empowering women to pursue farming and other jobs. "[B]e aware that a productive investment is the one made in women -- that is the secret weapon, or the shortcut, to reducing hunger and malnutrition," he writes. The Guardian (London)/Poverty Matters blog (3/4), The Guardian (London)/Poverty Matters blog (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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