|By Marketwired .||
|December 18, 2013 06:00 AM EST||
BERLIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 12/18/13 -- Almas Jiwani, President of United Nations Women National Committee Canada, will address a panel on Women and Youth in Agriculture at the Third Annual AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin on Jan. 20, 2014.
"Agriculture is one of the oldest industries and in a world where hunger is an all-consuming problem it remains one of the most important. It may be surprising for some of you to learn that gender inequality is a problem not just for women but for the agricultural sector, food security and society as a whole," said Ms. Jiwani. "We must urge countries to rethink the laws as they pertain to agriculture and rural development because in very many cases they unintentionally discriminate against women."
"AGCO is very pleased to have Almas Jiwani as a speaker at the Third Annual AGCO Africa Summit," said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO of AGCO. "She is doing great things in empowering women and raising awareness about gender inequality worldwide. Her work has taken her around the globe including Africa, where she was honoured with several awards for her achievements. With all she has accomplished and continues to do, Almas' insight will definitely add a tremendous value to our event."
The theme of the third AGCO Africa Summit is "Agriculture in Africa - Innovation in the Field" and will discuss new visions and solutions for African agriculture. It begins Monday January 20, 2014, at 09:30 a.m. at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, Germany.
About UN Women National Committee Canada
UN Women National Committee Canada is an independent non-governmental organization that supports the mission of UN Women through public awareness initiatives about UN Women and global women's issues, and fundraising efforts to support UN Women programs worldwide. www.unwomen.org.
AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE: AGCO), is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage, implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts.. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2012, AGCO had net sales of $10 billion. For more information visit www.AGCOcorp.com.