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FAO and ECOWAS declare continuous support for women in agriculture

Ministers of Gender and Women’s Affairs from ECOWAS countries pledge to work to ensure that gender is adequately addressed in the implementation of the ECOWAS Zero Hunger Initiative.

The Ministers made the commitment in New York, in a communique adopted at the official launch of a Technical Cooperation Programme between ECOWAS and FAO on “Gender Responsive National and Regional Agricultural Investment Plans for Meeting the Zero Hunger Challenge in ECOWAS Member States.”

ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Mrs Fatimata Dia Sow expects the project to contribute to the achievement of the people through ECOWAS Vision 2020, which seeks to "create a borderless, peaceful, prosperous and cohesive region, built on good governance, and where people have the capacity to access and harness its enormous resources through the creation of opportunities for sustainable development and environmental preservation."

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