Four medium-term objectives have been identified for the FAO Gender and Development Plan of Action:
Promote gender equality in the access to sufficient, safe and nutritionally adequate food.
Promote gender equality in the access to, control over and management of natural resources, and agricultural support services.
Promote gender equality in policy- and decision- making processes at all levels in the agricultural and rural sector.
Promote gender equality in opportunities for on- and off-farm employment in rural areas.
THE PLAN WAS PREPARED THROUGH a consultative process involving FAOs technical departments. Twenty-four Divisions revised their medium-term plans for the period 2002-2007, specifically selecting major outputs to incorporate a gender dimension. Divisions also provided verifiable gender-sensitive indicators for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Plan of Action.
THE BULK OF ACTIVITIES PLANNED fall into one or more of the following categories: capacity-building and development of curriculum and training material; development of gender-sensitive methodologies and guidelines; awareness-raising and institutional measures; information collection, analysis and dissemination; communication, participation and partnership-building; technology development and transfer, policy advice, and skills enhancement of rural women and men for both on- and off- farm employment.