Rural women can be “powerful economic agents”: FAOListen /
Rural women can be "powerful economic agents" but policy makers should recognise their needs in order for them to "unleash" their potential, an expert from the UN food agency has said.
Hajnalka Petrics is a Gender and Development Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Ms Petrics was at UN Headquarters for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women.
She spoke to Lucy Dean about the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women – CEDAW and the role of FAO in implementing it.