World Food Day 2017-Women are pivotal to addressing hunger, malnutrition and poverty

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“The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of treating food security as a 21st Century priority if sustainable development, peace and security and the realisation of human rights are to be achieved.

When we think and act on food security we must think and act on gender equality and women’s empowerment as women are not only the ones most affected by food insecurity but are charged with the food and nutrition responsibilities for families and communities in the entire food value chain from growing the crops to bringing food to the table.”

–Lakshmi Puri, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

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