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Rural women, End to poverty and Zero hunger

Rural women, End to poverty and Zero hunger

Rural women, End to poverty and Zero hunger

CIAT’s work across three continents impacts the lives of thousands of people and tackles some of the biggest issues facing development today.

In recent days, CIAT and partners explored our work on a number of these themes, including the Zero Hunger Challenge, which aims to end hunger by 2030, eliminate malnutrition, and build inclusive and sustainable food systems. We visit two farms in Colombia to learn more about the leadership role of rural women and how science and hard work are helping people eliminate hunger and end poverty. Finally, we join the World Food Prize event, where CIAT and CGIAR are participating.

We begin with a visit to the tomato greenhouse of Daniela Campo, whose hard work on a Colombian hillside is helping to build a sustainable future for her mother and younger brother. Campo is one of the many #RuralWomen recognized as part of International Day of Rural Women.

Next, CIAT experts weigh in on one of the most urgent discussions on the African content: nutrition. Beset by numerous environmental and economic challenges, Africa will see numerous, profound actions in the coming years as scientists, government, development agencies, and other actors work toward the goal of #ZeroHunger by 2030.

We then return to Colombia’s Cauca Department to learn about one of many small farms being transformed through CIAT science and the hard work and funding of partner institutions. Built around years of research on improved forages at CIAT’s genebank, the grasses and improved management practices are greatly improving livelihoods of small farmers and delivering environmental benefits that are vital to their sustainability. Projects like these have the potential to #EndPoverty, especially for smallholder farmers.

Every year for the last three decades, the World Food Prize recognizes outstanding achievements to build a food-secure future. CIAT and CGIAR will be at #FoodPrize18 and share insights from the event held this week in Des Moines, Iowa.

Daniela, the producer who honors her family name: Campo (Field or Farm)

She was born on the farm, grew up there, and today she is a prosperous tomato producer, but not just any tomato! It is an organic tomato produced in a sustainable way and adapted to the temperate climate of her region.

Solving hunger and malnutrition in Africa requires business, governments, social justice

Ahead of World Food Day, which this year is promoting the goal of #ZeroHunger by 2030, experts from CIAT discussed some of the urgent actions needed to help attain this goal.