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Proof Women Are Critical To Ending Hunger

Indian women harvest plant leaves eaten as vegetables at a field on the outskirts of Allahabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 16, 201
Indian women harvest plant leaves eaten as vegetables at a field on the outskirts of Allahabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. This year on World Food Day the United Nations focusses on the importance of family farming in ending hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, protecting the environment, managing natural resources and achieving sustainable development, particularly in rural areas. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Women have a crucial role to play in defeating hunger. As mothers, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs, they hold the key to building a future free of malnutrition. Here are ten facts on why empowering women is such an important part of the World Food Programme's (WFP) work. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

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