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UN Women Asia Pacific marks World Food Day


Bangkok, 16 October 2021 (TDI): UN Women Asia Pacific observes World Food Day. They shared that the gender gap globally has increased dramatically in food security during the COVID’19 pandemic. According to UN Women Asia Pacific, this sudden pandemic crisis causes more women and girls to go hungry.

UN Women also added that many factors can help in changing this situation and acclaiming zero hunger targets. Rural women can play a major role in achieving Zero Hunger and other global goals.

They further added “small-scale farmer households led by women earn on average 30% less than compared to those headed by men”.

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres shares that the process of producing, consuming, and wasting food is taking an adverse effect on the planet. The power to change the situation is in our hands. We have to take major steps for a healthy planet. He further added that this is the moment to improve food production and also to make healthier choices for the planet.

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