Gender gaps undermine the performance of the agricultural sector. Empowering rural women is vital to eradicate hunger and poverty, an OAS expert on the subject argues.
The First Lady of Costa Rica, specialists and women producers call for gender mainstreaming in public agricultural policies.
Consultations in Halifax, Fredericton, Moncton and Charlottetown highlighted common areas of interest and revealed programs that were amenable to the scale in LAC.
They called on research centers and international funding and cooperation organizations to support national, regional and hemispheric programs that will foster increased productivity across the continent.
Specialists from IICA, FAO, and ECLAC presented an analysis of the challenges faced by, and opportunities for agriculture in the region during a high-level technical forum held in Mexico.
At an activity being held prior to the most important ministerial meeting on agriculture in the Americas, the delegates are discussing an inter-American declaration intended to promote agricultural productivity and rural inclusion.