Gender

News

Gender gap imposes large costs on agriculture, economies and society

27/2/2012
"Rural women are active economic agents who could unleash major advancements in hunger eradication and development if they were able to participate equally with men in the agricultural economy,” said FAO Deputy Director-General Ann Tutwiler, speaking at the opening session of the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Empowering Rural Women: CSW 2012’s Priority

27/2/2012
The 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the principal global policy-making body committed to gender equality and the advancement of women, meets 27 February- 9 March in New York and is this year dedicated to rural women’s empowerment. Given the centrality of rural women in FAO’s work to eradicate hunger and poverty, the organization will play a major role in this year’s discussions.

FAO launches website dedicated to closing the gender gap in agriculture

19/12/2011
FAO today launched the “Men and women in agriculture: closing the gap” website, dedicated to the organization’s latest research and knowledge to close the gender gap in agriculture to achieve food security for all.

The United Nations Rome-based agencies committed to supporting agricultural cooperatives

31/10/2011
The UN launched the International Year of Cooperatives 2012 (IYC) on October 31 at the General Assembly in New York. On this occasion, FAO, IFAD and WFP held a side event on the role of agricultural cooperatives in improving the lives of smallholder men and women farmers and increasing global food security, and announced they would remain committed to supporting agricultural cooperatives throughout the year ahead and beyond.

Investing in gender equality at the heart of food security

24/10/2011
Gender equality was discussed as a prominent factor of food security at FAO’s celebration of World Food Day 2011 and throughout the 37th session of the United Nations Committee on Global Food Security (CFS), held at headquarters 17-22 October.
Add new content
 

 


FAO policy on gender equality

 

E-learning Course

 

Gender and Land Rights Database

 


UN system-wide news
on gender equality

 

Contact

FAO Gender Programme
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
email: gender@fao.org

Connections

rss