Making change in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

A look at FAO’s work with rural men and women farmers in a remote and rugged region of Bangladesh.

Research on the high seas: women scientists aboard the Nansen

As part of the EAF-Nansen Project, women scientists from Australia, Ghana and Indonesia join the crew of the the R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen – the only ship in the world to fly the UN flag.

Improving livelihoods of indigenous women in Nicaragua

The indigenous Mayangna women of the Bosawás Biosphere Reserve in northern Nicaragua face poverty, isolation, domestic violence and triple discrimination based on their gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic situation.

Building resilience to climate change in Laos

FAO provides disaster risk reduction and management training to Laotian men and women farmers.

FAO and UN Women: partnering for rural women and men in Pakistan

In 2010, severe flooding killed nearly 2 000 people in Pakistan and wiped out 1.6 million homes. Whole villages were submerged, and families lost not only their homes, but also their livestock and standing crops – 2.4 million hectares of soon-to-be-harvested crops were destroyed, and estimated agriculture losses stood at USD 5.1 billion.
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CFS Forum on Women's Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

25 September 2017


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