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“Family farming is based on tradition, & forms social fabric of many societies playing a key role in protecting world’s biodiversity & promoting sustainable use of natural resources.” UN expert also underlined crucial role played by women in agricultural development, noting some 43% of agricultural labour force in developing countries is female.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49089#.VEAFm-eBG2k

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10-15-WB-RuralWUN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said that all over the world, gender inequality in land & other productive resources is intrinsically related to women’s poverty & exclusion. Women’s rights to access, use, control, & ownership of land & other productive resources are essential to reverse this.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49081#.VD6KceeBG2k

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day: “When a human being is oppressed, the natural tendency is to feel anger. Jazz is a response to oppression that is not bullets & blood. Jazz is the expression of harmony – at same time of hope & freedom.” Herbie Hancock

World Down Syndrome Day

Last night, was a special moment in the NCAA Tournament between Dayton & Ohio State for the sister of one of the players, Devin Oliver. Devin is taking his sister to the prom. Allie La Force interviewed this articulate young lady who captured hearts and maybe that win for Dayton.