The Power of Farmers Fighting Global Hunger
Through their contributions to a sustainable global food system despite often living in poverty, smallholder farmers are key to global development. These farmers are receiving growing attention from policymakers around the world because a small investment in smallholder farmers can transform an entire community. In the soon-to-be released United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the influential work of smallholder farmers will be showcased as a critical part of cracking hunger worldwide. As well, the plight of these farmers are central to bipartisan legislation currently before Congress, the 2015 World Food Prize forum, October’s World Food Day, and the upcoming Paris climate change negotiations.
Join us on October 19th as internationally-recognized community leader Monica Maigari and Gender Officer Doris Ikpeze discuss women’s and children’s rights and worldwide hungAs a smallholder farmer and internationaly-recognized community leader, Ms. Maigari has special insight on how smallholders can help their communities thrive.
Ms. Ikkpeze is a gender advocate. Her area of expertise covers advocacy for effective gender policies and laws that advance women’s land ownership rights in Nigeria.