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Final days to participate in e-Consultation on Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts

The FAO’s FSN Forum is running an e-consultation on Rural Women that is meant to feed into the agenda for the Commission on the Status of Women that will take place in March 2018 at the United Nations in New York. CSW is an important venue to address the challenges and opportunities faced by rural women and girls. The e-consultation is inviting all stakeholders to provide answers and share case-studies on this topic.

This article is written by Roberto Azevêdo, WTO, and José Graziano da Silva, FAO, and originally appeared on Thomson Reuters Foundation News

* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

International food standards play a key role in protecting human health, the environment, consumers’ interests and international trade

Imagine a world with no international standards for food. Consumers would feel less sure of the quality of what they consume. Producers would have to comply with different requirements for each market. Small exporters, with fewer available resources, would be at an even greater disadvantage. International trade would decline and prices would inevitably rise dealing a further blow to consumers, particularly the poorest who spend a greater percentage of their income on food.

A new blog by Ms. Irge Olga Aujouannet, Director of Global Policy Affairs at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, on "The SDGs: far-sighted business leaders' road map for success" is now posted on the Sustainable Development KNowledge Platform.

Read this blog here


The beauty of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) is the interdependence and mutuality of the goals. Progress against one goal generates progress for all.

Nowhere are these linkages more evident than in SDG2 on Zero Hunger. Tackling SDG2 outcomes on food, nutrition and land-use will help deliver progress across all 17 goals - from improving health to addressing gender equality to climate change.


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