World Rural Forum adheres to the Civil Society Statement to FAO Member Governments on Vital Role of Women in Agriculture and Rural Development that declares as follows: “If we do not invest in rural women’s livelihoods, assets and decision making power, the Millennium Development Goals of reduced poverty and food insecurity will not be achieved. On the flip side, if we shift course to and take positive steps in this direction, we will see benefits today and in the future”

This statement insists on the importance of adopting urgent measures

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