Through a multi-year program funded by the Lebanon Recovery Fund, FAO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture of Lebanon, ramped-up its support to the small-scale dairy sector across Lebanon. Three hundred women-headed households and women cooperatives received small and medium dairy processing units with accessories for home dairy processing. As a result, the quality of their products significantly improved, generating an immediate increase in demand.
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.