Today, 14 October, coinciding with the events commemorating the International Day of Rural Women, the Secretary of State for Social Services and Equality, Susana Camarero Benítez, at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (MSSSI), presided over an event in which Cooperativas Agroalimentarias de Andalucía (Agri-food Cooperatives of Andalusia) and six other regional cooperatives, COVAP among them, signed collaborative agreements, showing a clear commitment to work to promote the presence of women in management positions, management teams and advisory boards. The initiative is jointly promoted by Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España (Agri-food Cooperatives of Spain), the national confederation which has also signed the agreement, together with the regional federations of Asturias, the Balearic Islands, Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha and a total of sixteen cooperatives from these and other communities, including Andalusia. In the photograph, from left to right and from bottom to top: Carmen López López, member of the Board of San Isidro Labrador, Agustín González Sánchez, CEO of Andalusian Agri-Food Cooperatives, Susana Camarero Benítez, Secretary of State of Social Services and Equality, Ricardo Delgado Vizcaíno, Chairman of Covap, Alfredo García Raya, Chairman of Oleoestepa, Ángel Rodríguez Díaz, Chairman of Olivar de Segura and Fernando Córcoles Morales, Managing Director of Jaencoop.