PRESS RELEASE- FAO celebrated the International Day of Rural Women to bring rural women- the invisible workers into the limelight
Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:36
15 -16 October 2014, Islamabad: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrated the International Day of Rural Women to bring rural women- the invisible workers into the limelight and to recognize rural women’s contribution in enhancing agricultural and rural development in Pakistan.
The idea of an annual Rural Women's Day was launched at the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. This year the Rural Women’s Day was celebrated in some 50 countries.
FAO and the Australian Government Build a Modern Curing Tunnel for Date Growers
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:28
The Australian Assistance to Agriculture in Balochistan Border Areas project implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) handed over a date curing facility to farmers in Kech District on 12 September 2014. “I appreciate the work done by FAO and the Australian project. The curing tunnel represents a significant step towards better date marketing and improved livelihoods for date producers in the district” said Mr. Anees Tariq Gorgaij, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kech, addressing representatives of the project, farmers and other guests at the hand-over ceremony which took place at Shekani Bazar in Kech district, Mekran Division.