-Women give full speed

-Without women forests and society will only go on half speed. IFFA support gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

  • Published: 03.05.2017
  • Published by: Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken
  • Tags: #UNFF 12  # food security  # gender  # major group 
  • Satu-Marja Tenhiälä, IFFA giving statement on food security and gender

    In a statement delivered by Satu-Marja Tenhiälä, IFFA, at the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF 12) in New Your 3 May 2017, IFFA supports the proposed improvement of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Satu-Marja Tenhiälä delivered the statement on food security and gender equality on behalf of the Farmers and Small Forest Landowners Major Group.

    In the statement gender equality was linked to food security. If women had equal possibilities to land and land crops in developing countries, harvest would increase and famine in the world would be reduces about 15 per cent, based on FAO calculations.

    Read the statement

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