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Are women the secret weapon in the battle for food security?

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The notion that gender equality can play an important role in reducing hunger and malnutrition has gained increasing traction in development circles. (..) So, given the task of exploring the issues surrounding gender and food security, what fresh impetus could Olivier De Schutter, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, lend the debate? (..) Well, for a start he hopes to persuade governments of the need for wholesale change at every level of society.