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Mar 1, 2012

FSSC - USAID Launches new Policy on Gender Equality and Female Empowerment

USAID Launches New Gender Policy To Ensure Gender Equality and Female Empowerment

via USAID Press Releases on 3/1/12

Today, during a White House event, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Agency’s new Policy on Gender Equality and Female Empowerment.

US Aims to Empower World's Women Farmers

via Hunger in the News by WFP on 3/1/12

Women make up nearly half the agricultural workforce in sub-Saharan Africa and East and Southeast Asia, but women’s farm production tends to lag behind their male counterparts. (..) With world population expected to grow by another two billion in the next four decades, maximizing food production is a key goal for everyone in the agricultural sector. (..) Aid agencies including the U.S. Agency for International Development see women's empowerment as key to meeting that goal.

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