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Raymond Lloyd

Women, Democracy, Food and Agriculture

Informal Meeting of European Agriculture Ministers Debrecen Hungary 30-31 May 2011

European Council Brussels 24 June 2011 EU Paper 42 @ Raymond Lloyd

In 1956 and 1957 I worked with the International Red Cross in Vienna helping resettle the 200 000 Hungarians who had fled soviet tanks (see annex B to my paper for the EU Sport & Defence Meetings /40. February 2011 Budapest.doc). I then worked on behalf of Algerian refugees, only to find that the host populations in Morocco and Tunisia were often materially worse off than the refugees.

In 1961 therefore I joined the FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign in Rome when, to draw public attention to the agricultural challenge in the developing world, I organized the largest ever simultaneous postage stamp issue, by 153 states and territories. Then, in 1968, instead of the one time use of stamps, I organized the first international coin issue, of money in daily circulation, proclaiming the need to Produce More Food. The 100 countries which issued such coins included, along with Hungary and its 20 filler coin, other (now) EU members or candidates, namely Cyprus, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. Other European countries which took part included Yugoslavia, San Marino, the Vatican and the Isle of Man, while many of the coins issued by developing countries were struck by mints in Britain, France and Germany.

By the 1970s I could see that much agricultural modernization made women worse off, in that men received credit and machinery, while women were left with subsistence and drudgery. I therefore began the first international programme for rural women. On the one hand I invited distinguished living women, including nationals of Britain, France, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden, to be portrayed on medals as Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture (A). Then, with the proceeds of medal sales, we financed projects in some 20 countries to the amount of $744 000 (B).

By 1980 some 100 of the 150 UN member states imprisoned, tortured or murdered their civilian opponents, and this non-accountability had spread to UN Secretariat heads, whose main aim was to enjoy the spoils of office for as many terms as possible. I therefore resigned from the UN system to work for its democratic regeneration and to campaign more widely for women’s empowerment. Thus, in addition to persuading countries to issue stamps, coins and banknotes portraying women, I now get vintners to name wines after distinguished women of history and family members (C), and plant breeders to similarly name roses and tulips.

Also every month since January 1997 I have published a newsletter on democracy and women’s advancement: No 174 is attached (D), with its 50 anniversaries coming up in June 2011, while my paper for the earlier EU Environment and Culture meetings in Hungary is available at /41. March 2011 Budapest.doc

Annexes

A. Distinguished Women portrayed on FAO Ceres Medals 1971-1980 1 p

B. Projects for Rural Women’s Advancement 1977-1980 1 p

C. Naming Wines for Women Vintners 1 p

D. The Parity Democrat ISSN 1367-6946: Vol 15 No 6 (pp 1-2) 2 pp

E. Questions in Debrecen on Democracy and Women's Empowerment 2 pp

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DISTINGUISHED WOMEN portrayed on FAO CERES MEDALS commissioned by Writer 1971-1980

extract from the writer's "3100 Birthdays of Distinguished Living Women for 2011"

36 individuals 23 countries 7 February 2011 @ Raymond Lloyd

DoB Age in 2011 Woman of distinction Country "First", Other Achievements or Position Mint Biodata

29 Feb 1920 91 Michele Morgan France actress Paris WWW

25 Mar 1934 77 Gloria Steinem U S A author feminist Milan EB

20 Mar 1930 91 Marie Therese Basse Senegal nutritionist Paris AWW

3 Apr 1938 73 Attiyah Inayatullah Pakistan family planning leader London WKI

23 Apr 1928 83 Shirley Temple Black U S A child film star ambassador environmentalist Paris EB77

30 May 1919 92 Aziza Hussein Egypt family planning leader Milan AWW

9 Jul 1928 83 Vittoria Nuti Ronchi Italy plant geneticist; founder young women's refuges Milan

27 Jul 1944 67 Fatima Abdel Mahmoud Sudan social welfare leader Milan AWW

5 Aug 1939 72 Princess Irene Netherlands philanthropist Utrecht WWW

12 Aug 1932 79 Sirikit Thailand queen consort 1950- philanthropist Florence JU

8 Sep 1954 57 Dechhen Wangchuck Bhutan minister of agriculture Milan

20 Sep 1934 77 Sophia Loren Italy film star Paris EB JU

14 Oct 1938 73 Farah Diba Iran sponsor rural women's advancement Arezzo WKI

29 Nov 1936 75 Julia Ojiambo Kenya nutritionist home economist Milan AWW

Ceres who have since died and whose names may now be found in the author's

"6000 Distinguished Women of History: 50- and 100-year Anniversaries 2001-2060”

5 Jan 1906-1978 Kathleen Kenyon Britain archeologist London EB

31 Jan 1902-1986 Alva Myrdal Sweden disarmament worker; Nobel Peace laureate 1982 London EB

7 Feb 1908-1999 Matsuyo Yamamoto Japan home economist London

22 Feb 1889-1977 Olave Baden-Powell Britain world chief guide London JU

17 Apr 1916-2000 Sirimavo Bandaranaike Sri Lanka prime minister 1960-65 1970-77 1994-2000 Arezzo JU

27 Apr 1927-2006 Coretta Scott King U S A civil rights campaigner Paris WWW

12 May 1921-2009 Thangam Philip India nutritionist; pioneer in food management Milan WKI

15 May 1908-1995 Helen Newton Turner Australia animal geneticist Milan

18 May 1919-1991 Margot Fonteyn de Arias Panama ballerina London EB JU

23 May 1914-1981 Barbara Ward Britain development economist environmentalist London JU

30 May 1907-2008 Germaine Tillion France ethnologist resistance commandant Paris JU

15 Jul 1919-1999 Iris Murdoch Britain philosopher novelist London EB JU

15 Aug 1898-1982 Lillian Carter U S A nurse overseas volunteer Arezzo EB83

26 Aug 1910-1997 Mother Teresa India founder Missionaries of Charity 1950 London EB76-

12 Nov 1929-1982 Princess Grace Monaco actress philanthropist Milan EB

19 Nov 1917-1984 Indira Gandhi India stateswoman Paris EB

2 Dec 1893-1992 Cicely Williams Britain nutritionist discoverer of kwashiorkor Milan JU

5 Dec 1917-2000 Jacqueline Auriol France aviator; promoter of remote sensing Paris JU

11 Dec 1922-1992 Pauline Jewett Canada university administrator Milan WKI

16 Dec 1901-1978 Margaret Mead U S A anthropologist Paris EB

19 Dec 1916-2002 Angela Christian Ghana cultural ambassador philanthropist Milan

31 Dec 1931-1998 Dorothy Nyembe S Africa trade unionist; political prisoner 1969-84 Arezzo JU

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#EB Encyclopaedia Britannica 1994 edition, or earlier Annual or Book of the Year (for events of previous year)

AWW Africa Who's Who ISBN 0-903274-23-X ed Ralph Uwechue Africa Books 3 Galena Rd London W6 0LT 3rd edition 1996

JU Macmillan Dictionary of [1750] Women's Biography ISBN 0-333-45303-4 Jennifer Uglow Macmillan 2nd edition 1989

WKI Wikipedia – free online encyclopedia

WWW International Who's Who of [5500] Women ISBN 1-85743-027-1 Europa Publications London 2nd edition Feb 1997

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PROJECTS for RURAL WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT

financed under FAO Money & Medals Programme @ Raymond Lloyd

A. December 1977 - March 1980

Country or Region Project Duration Amount

1 Africa (East) Women's programme in agricultural credit and banking, in Kenya, Tanzania & 1979/80 $50,000

Zambia, operated by Africa Regional Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA)

2 Africa (West) Technical seminar for women leaders in marketing, Accra, 12-15 December 1977 1977 15,000

3 Colombia Women's participation in rural development 1978/79 50,000

4 Haiti Marketing of rural women's agricultural produce: project preparation 1978/79 53,000

5 Honduras Development of rural women's cooperatives 1978/79 49,500

6 Honduras Educational filmstrip on women in forestry: six months 1980 14,000

7 India Income generation through women's embroidery centre, Karnataka 1978/79 49,000

8 India Employment-oriented training course for rural girls, Bombay: two weeks 1980 9,700

9 Kenya Development of sheep and goat raising by Women's Groups in Samia District 1979/80 49,540

10 Mexico Promotion of women's involvement in rural cooperatives 1978/79 52,000

11 Mexico Filmstrips promoting role of women in rural cooperatives 1978 23,000

12 Swaziland Home and village technology centre for Botswana & Swaziland 1978 15,000

13 Tanzania Experimental credit to Ujamaa village women 1978/79 43,400

14 International 30 grants of $1,000 to national affiliates of International Council of Women 1979 30,000

for projects for rural women's advancement

15 India Grant to Mother Teresa and Missionary Sisters of Charity to help people 1980 30,000

suffering from leprosy to grow more food

B. March - September 1980

16 Chile Nutrition education for rural women 1980 23,000

17 Kampuchea Tools for women refugees in Thailand 1980 45,000

15 Peru Seminar on fish consumption 1980 30,000

19 St Vincent Home economics and nutrition education and extension 1980 38,580

20 Tanzania Support to rural women in poultry and egg production 1980 33,272

21 Tanzania Applied nutrition in Tabore region 1980 41,600

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US$ 744,592

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