October 13, 2020 – 11:00 am – Zoom Platform
World Food Day 2020 marks FAO’s 75th anniversary at an exceptional time when countries around the world face the widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is time to look to the future that we need to build together on the theme “Cultivate, feed, preserve. Together. Our actions are our future ”. The global crisis generated by COVID-19 is allowing us to reflect on what is really important and our most basic needs. For many of us, these uncertain times have rekindled our appreciation for something that is often lacking for many: food.
This year’s World Food Day calls for global solidarity to help the most vulnerable to recover from the crisis and rebuild themselves better, making agrifood systems more resilient, robust and inclusive so that they can provide healthy diets at affordable and sustainable prices for all. This will require better social protection, innovation and digitization, and sustainable agricultural practices that preserve the planet’s natural resources, our health and the climate.
In this context, we must all work together to develop effective and inclusive responses and policies. Despite the significant contributions that women make to family food security and economic and agricultural development, in many countries women’s access to social and economic services is still limited. Angolan women represent the largest proportion of the rural labor force that actively participates in the transformation and diversification of agriculture and fisheries, contributing significantly to the sustainable agri-food system of the country’s families.
The Webinar “Rural Women in Agri-Food Systems and the Economy” will have the general objective of giving visibility to the great contribution of Angolan rural women and the world in the transformation of agriculture and fisheries, as well as the strengthening of food security for families. The format will be a dialogue, preceded by three presentations with information on the contribution of rural women to the economy and the transformation of agrifood systems in the World, Africa and Angola, as well as advances in the economic and social empowerment of rural women.
The Webinar will bring together actors with relevant roles for the development of agriculture, fisheries, inclusive economic growth, education and gender equality in Angola. The proposed format is in the style of Powerpoint presentations and videos.
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