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Pakistan: A Women Open School (WOS) facilitator holding a pumpkin from the school garden. The Women Open School (WOS) trains rural women through experiential learning and skill development on pesticide risk reduction, kitchen gardening and small enterprise development such as goat and chicken farming and vegetable seed production. ©FAO/Farooq Naeem www.fao.org

Mauritania: A farmer family tilling and sowing a field that regularly feeds up to 10 people. ©FAO/Giampiero Diana www.fao.org

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Pakistan: A rural woman harvesting vegetables in a field as part of the Women Open School (WOS), where women gain experiential learning and skill development on pesticide risk reduction, kitchen gardening and small enterprise development (goat and chicken farming and vegetable seed production). ©FAO/Farooq Naeem www.fao.org

The Himba people (Namibia): 'Himba women are famous for smearing themselves with a fragrant mixture of ochre, butter and bush herbs, which dyes their skin a burnt-orange hue.' www.lonelyplanet....

Togo: A woman working in a tomato field. ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano www.fao.org

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The Female Face of Farming - take a look at this infographic highlighting the importance of women in agriculture & the powerful impact reducing the gender gap can have on agriculture.