About FAO
In Action
Countries
Communications
Documents
Members Gateway
Themes
Media
Publications
Statistics
Partnerships
Employment
Contact us
survey
Americas
Africa
FAO SOILS PORTAL
The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals
World Food Situation
Automatic Translation
Committee on Agriculture (COAG)
short_url
ag
agriculture
AGRO noticias
asiapacific
bioenergy
Biotech
bodies
capacity development
Climate Change
Crisis
Dimitra
Economic
ERP
Emergencies
empres
europeanunion
europe
evaluation
FAO Initiative on Soaring Food Prices
FAO in North America
FCIT
fi
fishery
Food
Food composition
foodclimate
Food Chain Crisis Management Framework (FCC)
food-quality-origin
forestry
FFOA Web site
Gender
GEF
giahs
GlobalSoilPartnership
G77
International Mountain Day
International Year of Family Farming
iee-follow-up-committee
INPhO
Investment
KCE
Legal
Library
LON
MAFAP
Medium Term Plan and Programme of Work and Budget
news-management
nr
organicag
PIR
International Year of Quinoa 2013
Right to Food
RIO20
Services
SIDS
SOFA
sudanfoodsecurity
termportal
tc
UN coordination
unfao
un-security-italy
Valuechain
wbf
wfd-poster-contest
WFD-poster-contest
WFD2007
WSFS
Home
Dimitra News
About Dimitra
Dimitra Community Listeners Clubs
Dimitra Workshops
 -Workshops
 -Workshop Reports
Dimitra Publications
Dimitra Database
Resources by Theme
Links
Contacts

Dimitra Workshops

Rural Women and Land

Workshop in Thies (Senegal) from 25-27 February 2003

This workshop was conceived and organised by the Rural Women's Network of Senegal (RNFRS), a network of Senegalese grassroots organisations, with the support of Dimitra and its partner organisation in Senegal, Enda-Pronat. Its main goal was for rural women to speak out and let decision-makers know about the problems they encounter in accessing cultivable land, natural resources and land acquisition and transmission.

Rural women, the majority of whom are farmers, are crucial partners in the fight against malnutrition and poverty. But in spite of their important role in food security and poverty reduction, their work remains undervalued and is frequently hindered by traditions or laws, which can be great handicaps.

Out of a total of around 100 participants, approximately 70 were rural women and men. Dimitra supported the attendance of other members of its network, all representatives of grassroots organisations and other civil society NGOs from a number of African countries, including Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Tunisia and Uganda.

For more information on the programme and presentations of the workshop, please consult the Workshop Reports section.