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2026 will be International Year of the Woman Farmer

Written by  Staff Reporters
2026 has been declared International Year of the Woman Farmer. 2026 has been declared International Year of the Woman Farmer.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed a resolution adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to declare 2026 International Year of the Woman Farmer.

The resolution, proposed by the US and adopted by consensus, invites FAO in collaboration with other UN Rome-based Agencies, to facilitate the implementation and observance of the International Year of the Woman Farmer.

It also invites UN Member States, organisations of the United Nations System, other international organisations and stakeholders, including civil society, private sector and academia, to increase awareness of the crucial role women farmers around the world play in agrifood systems, as well as their contributions to food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.

In this regard, the International Year of the Woman Farmer 2026 is designed to serve as a platform for the adoption of effective policies and actions against the barriers and challenges women farmers face across agrifood systems, as well as to promote gender equality and the empowerment of all women in agriculture.

The observance will also highlight the role of peasant women and other rural women in ensuring the economic survival of their families and contributing to both the rural and national economies.

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