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Closing the Gender Gap in Agriculture: A Call to Action for Investing in Women

The FAO’s 2010-2011 State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Report, Women in Agriculture: Closing the Gender Gap for Development, revealed some compelling and informative findings about the critical but underutilized role women play in the food and agriculture industry globally. It also gave some convincing reasons for why investing in women agriculturalists — including farmers, ...
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Joint Statement by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies Ertharin Cousin

Rome – We would like to congratulate Dr. Jose Graziano da Silva of Brazil on his election as the next Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Dr. Graziano da Silva follows the current Director General Jacques Diouf, who helped usher in a process of renewal and reform that is transforming the ...
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Statement by Ambassador Ertharin Cousin on the occasion of EuroPride Roma 2011

I and all the members of the USUN Rome Mission team proudly take this opportunity to honor all our United States Government LGBT colleagues.  As President Barack Obama reminded us at the beginning of June, this is an occasion to “rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or ...
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The United States and Brazil Partner to Provide Urgently Needed Somalia Food Relief

As humanitarian conditions continue to deteriorate in Somalia due to severe drought and ongoing instability, the United States, Spain, New Zealand, and other multilateral donors join Brazil in providing urgent food assistance to Somalis in need. The United States has contributed $14.5 million in cash to the World Food Programme in the first “twinning” effort ...
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