Women empowerment and gender equality is one of the critical ingredients in fighting extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition, said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva at Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty at FAO Rome, Italy on 16 December 2016.
Diet is an important contributor to health, and to disease. Most countries face nutritional problems, from undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies to obesity and diet-related diseases (such as type II diabetes and certain types of cancer), or a mix of these.
Communication for Development (ComDev) constitutes one of the modules for the 1.5 - year off-campus degree on Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management (TMEM) in the Philippines. Under the course TMEM 211, the subject introduces students to Comdev as being constitutive of the job of any marine protected area manager. The subject covers strategic ComDev planning for TMEM where students are taught how to develop communication plan aimed at addressing selected issues confronting their marine resources.
Recently, FAO launched a new podcast dubbed as "TARGET:Zero Hunger". This is to present the insights regarding the global conerns on food and agriculture worldwide.