Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Gender

Outputs of discussions and consultations

Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts

In March 2018, at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), once again the spotlight will be focused on addressing the specific challenges and opportunities faced by rural women and girls. As part of the preparations for CSW, FAO – together with IFAD, UN Women and WFP – ran an online...

Outputs of discussions and consultations

Summary of "Transforming gender relations in agriculture through women’s empowerment: benefits, challenges and trade-offs for improving nutrition outcomes"

This document summarizes the online discussion Transforming gender relations in agriculture through women’s empowerment: benefits, challenges and trade-offs for improving nutrition outcomes, held on FAO’s Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 26 June to 15 July 2016, and...

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Gender and Agriculture: Inefficiencies, Segregation, and Low Productivity Traps

Women make essential contributions to agriculture in developing countries, where they constitute approximately 43 percent of the agricultural labor force. However, female farmers typically have lower output per unit of land and are much less likely to be active in commercial farming than their...

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