Examples of empowerment: snapshots and stories from rural women around the world

On the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, we take a look at some ways in which a multi-agency programme for the economic empowerment of rural women is making a difference.

Coming Soon: High-level Event to “Step It Up Together for Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty”

Scheduled for 16 December 2016 at FAO in Rome, Italy, the Event will bring together governments, specialized agencies, civil society and others to reflect on the causes and consequences of gender disparities in rural areas, and to identify challenges and opportunities for unleashing the potential of rural women and girls to end hunger and poverty, particularly within the context of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

FAO and India’s SEWA join efforts to empower rural women and youth

New agreement aims to ensure capacity development, farmers’ access to productive resources, knowledge exchange.

Promoting Pulses in Africa: Zimbabwe's Elizabeth Mpofu named Special Ambassador for FAO's International Year

An organic farmer herself, Ms Mpofu has worked tirelessly for the betterment of smallholder farmers and the rights of women.

Empowering Women in Agriculture: FAO renews commitment towards African Union goals

High level breakfast meeting on Empowering Women in Agriculture (EWA) initiative held during 27th session of the African Union Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
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