African Voices on Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Development

African ministers responsible for gender and women’s affairs attended the 9th African Regional Conference on Women for the twenty-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), and adopted a Declaration calling for their respective governments to achieve gender equality by 2030, as spelled out in the Agenda 2063 and highlighting agriculture as a key enabler in women’s empowerment.

Family farming in Africa: lessons in closing the gender gap

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".

New York event highlights the crucial role of rural women in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Rural women and their role in eradicating poverty should be given high priority in the post-2015 development agenda — that was the key message among speakers at a special event to mark the 2014 International Day for Rural Women at UN headquarters in New York on 15 October.

E-learning course puts gender equality at the centre of agricultural planning

Joint EU-FAO programme supports the learning needs of agricultural and food security professionals.

Land matters for women, indigenous peoples and a food secure world

Securing land rights for vulnerable groups is a necessary step towards achieving greater food security and equality. Land carries social, cultural and economic value, but many find themselves without access to its benefits as a result of exclusionary practices.
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