Women hold the key to a world with zero hunger

Published on 10 March 2014

On International Women's Day we should remind ourselves that as both producers of food from the soil and providers of food to the family, women hold the key to nourishing the next generation. The Purchase for Progress pilot – which helps farmers to improve yields and connects them more closely to local markets - has helped to train some 200,000 women. In the words of WFP's executive director, Ertharin Cousin: "Giving women the power to make choices over their lives is one of the first steps towards a world with zero hunger."

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