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World Food Day – Women’s role in rural development

Although World Food Day will be officially celebrated on 16 October at the Milan EXPO, the Italian Development Cooperation has organised the seminar “Social Protection and the Role of Women in Feeding the Planet” to be held on 7 October at Rome’s MAXXI Museum Auditorium.

The event is being promoted in collaboration with the MAXXI Foundation, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD) and World Food Program (WFP), Bioversity International, the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM-Bari).

Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Benedetto della Vedova will attend the seminar, where speakers will include: Andrea Olivero, Deputy Minister of Agricultural, Alimentary and Forestry Policies; Giovanna Melandri, President of the MAXXI Foundation; Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General of FAO; Adolfo Brizzi, Director of the Policy and Technical Advisory Division of IFAD; Arif Husain, WFP Head Economist; M. Ann Tutwiler, Director-General of Bioversity International, Irene Khan,  Director-General of IDLO and Cosimo Lacirignola, Secretary-General of CIHEAM. 

The Farnesina’s Director General for Development Cooperation Giampaolo Cantini will close the sessions. 

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