18 October 2013
Guatemala: Farmers' Association Leader Stresses Need To Empower Rural Women
Doña María Elena Pop, leader of the Pocomchí Farmers' Association in Guatemala, speaks about the importance of supporting women's associations and highlights the work of United Nations agencies in this area. Her association is one of those to have already benefited from a joint project involving WFP and sister UN agencies FAO, IFAD and UN Women. The project, Accelerating Progress Towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women, aims to improve food security and nutrition for women farmers while helping them boost their income through advanced farming techniques.