2016 African Union Year of Human Rights: FAO and AU focus on women's rights to land, food, decent employment

Key stakeholders at AU meetings last month discussed practical actions to improve the livelihoods of African women, particularly in the context of agriculture and agro-processing initiatives.

Harnessing the power of ICTs to enhance women smallholder farmer productivity and access to markets

Closing the digital gender gap: women farmers in South Africa receive ICT training under the “She Will Connect” programme.

Strengthening ASEAN’s agri-industry through the empowerment of women

ASEAN countries could boost productivity of their agribusinesses simply by improving opportunities for women to participate in the sector on an equal footing with men, a senior UN official said.

Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture: new module launched at CFS

“Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture,” the latest module of the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook, was launched today during a side event of the 42nd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome. The publication provides comprehensive guidance on mainstreaming gender in climate-smart agriculture (CSA).

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: FAO, UN, global community mark International Day of the Girl Child

There are nearly 600 million girls aged 10 to 19 in the world today. As the global community marks the International Day of the Girl Child this week, FAO recognizes the enormous potential of adolescent girls to transform rural communities and play their part in creating a more food secure, sustainable and equitable world.
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