Gender and Development
Plan of Action 2002-2007
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
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The FAO Gender and Development Plan of Action 2002-2007 presents a framework to mainstream gender into the work of FAO. In pursuit of FAOs mission to help build a food-secure world, it aims at removing the obstacles to womens and mens equal and active participation in, and enjoyment of the benefits from, agricultural and rural development. It emphasizes that a transformed partnership based on equality between women and men is an essential condition for people-centred sustainable agricultural and rural development.
There are three interrelated goals that FAO is specifically dedicated to helping Member Nations achieve:
· access of all people at all times to sufficient nutritionally adequate and safe food;
· the continued contribution of sustainable agriculture and rural development to economic and social progress and well-being of all;
· the conservation, improvement and sustainable utilization of natural resources for food and agriculture.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PLAN OF ACTION
PRIORITY AREAS OF INTERVENTION
FOOD AND NUTRITION
AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS
AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND PLANNING
FROM A WID TOWARDS A GAD APPROACH
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