Capacity Development Portal

Capitalize and share knowledge on food security
and empowerment of rural people

The creation of the FAO-Belgium Partnership Programme "Knowledge Management and Gender" is based on a systematic consideration of gender issues and the experiences and learning that emanated from FAO projects and programmes. In the long term, this Programme will contribute to the food security of the rural poor, notably women. Through a participatory approach, it will improve the living conditions of rural populations, the integration of gender issues, and knowledge sharing.


The Knowledge Management and Gender Programme has the following goals:

1. Disseminate knowledge

2. Promote knowledge sharing

3. Identify, promote, publicize and disseminate good practices in support of food security and the empowerment of rural populations

4. Synergize the largest possible number of stakeholders in the development sector (i.e. representatives of  networks, governments, civil society, producers organizations, other international, bilateral and multilateral organizations).


Les impacts attendus du sous-programme à long terme sont les suivants :

  • contribution à la sécurité alimentaire des populations rurales défavorisées, notamment les femmes
  • amélioration des conditions de vie des populations rurales et intégration des questions de genre et l’échange des connaissances grâce à une approche participative
  • autonomisation des populations rurales par un meilleur accès à l’information, à la communication participative et à la prise de décision
  • leadership des femmes