Closing the gender gap is not only the right thing to do; it is the smart thing to do for improved agriculture and food security for all. This was a key message among several discussed at the recent High Level Side Event on "Family farming interventions to close the gender gap: lessons from Africa".
Gender in Food and Nutrition Security: putting gender equality at the centre of agricultural development
FAO's new e-learning course aims to strengthen capacity in member countries for designing, developing, implementing and evaluating truly gender-responsive policies, programmes and projects in food and nutrition security.
'Me Maphoka Thaba is a rural farmer in the village of Ha Khojane, Mahobong, in the district of Leribe, in northern Lesotho. Still active and energetic at 72, she has faced many problems that are all too common to rural farmers in Lesotho.