Improving women's rights is the hidden weapon against hunger

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Women harvesting rice in Senegal

The hidden weapon against hunger is the improvement of women's rights, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food.

Oliver de Schutter says with men frequently moving away from the farm in search of work, the "feminization of agriculture" is one very important characteristic of the agrarian transition over the past few years.

In this interview with UN Radio's Mamadou Alpha Diallo in Geneva, Mr. de Schutter says important gains on food security can be achieved once the issue of gender discrimination is addressed.

Duration: 5'00"

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