Today March 8th we celebrate International Women's DayPanaftosa, March 8th, 2013 - Women are powerful agents of social change and development through their unique roles in family and child care, food and nutrition security and food safety. They play a critical role in enhancing agricultural development and protecting family health therefore contributing to the reduction of poverty levels and improved well being in their communities. For example in the Andean Region (Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador) women are central to their traditional agriculture systems.

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