Empowering Indigenous Women Critical To Improving Food Security, Nutrition, FAO Director Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indigenous women are “seed guardians” in Latin America hunger fight, says U.N.
“Indigenous women in Latin America must be at the center of efforts to adapt agriculture to deal with the threat of climate change and help tackle hunger and poverty, said a top U.N. food official. Jose Graziano da Silva, head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said women were too often left out of development schemes, despite expert knowledge of the environment passed down through generations…” (Hares, 1/15).

U.N. News Centre: Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women — U.N. agriculture chief
“… ‘Indigenous women face a triple discrimination — poverty, gender, and ethnicity, both within and outside their communities — making them highly vulnerable,’ Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) told the Forum on Indigenous Women in Mexico City this past Friday. They confront far higher rates of poverty, chronic malnutrition, and illiteracy while having the least access to health care and political life, he said to the participants from a dozen countries…” (1/15).

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