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Multi-stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa: Towards inclusive, equitable and socially responsible investment

Cape Town, South Africa

Background

For the first time ever, gender was the central theme of an international conference on land-related agriculture investment and inclusive business organised by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 5 to 7 March 2014, the "Multi-stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa: Towards inclusive, equitable and socially responsible investment" served as a platform for hundreds of representatives from different African countries to share their perspectives, experiences and ideas about the promotion of gender equality as the key to achieving positive and sustainable development outcomes.