Developing Gender-Sensitive Value Chains: A guiding framework

(FAO, 2016)

Part of the FAO series on sustainable food value chain development, this publication aims to facilitate the systematic integration of gender equality dimensions into value chain development programmes and projects. It brings together key concepts and concrete guiding principles towards a common approach for work on gender-sensitive value chain development. 52 pp.


Equal access to resources and power for food security in the face of climate change

This infographic shows women’s access to financial and productive resources, decision-making fora, knowledge, technology, land, water, services and markets, illustrating the link to food security and climate change.

Rural women and the Millennium Development Goals

In the developing world, women are the backbone of rural economies. Yet, with only a few exceptions, rural women fare worse than rural men and urban women and men for every MDG indicator for which data are available.

Transforming Cooperatives and Farmers' Lives - Viet Nam

An FAO project in Thai Binh, Viet Nam is helping a cooperative of women and men smallholder farmers to increase their rice production, improve their access markets and get better prices for their seeds.

FAO Policy & Governance: Gender

Brave Ndisale, Director Ad Interim of the FAO Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division together with Illaria Sisto, Gender and Development Officer explain the importance of empowering women and achieving gender equality to ensure food security and reduce rural poverty.

Launch of Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women

FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women will demonstrate how UN agencies can work together more effectively and 'Deliver as One' to bring about a comprehensive UN system response to rural women's needs and aspirations.

CFS Side Event: Women, food security, peace & conflict

14 October 2014, Rome - Side Event during the 41st Committee on World Food Security on women, food security, peace and conflict.

Gender and Land Rights Database

This database contains country-level information on the national and customary laws governing land use, property rights and inheritance. It offers information on women’s and men’s legal rights in access to land.

Social analysis for agriculture and rural investment projects

FAO’s Investment Centre Division has developed three complementary guides (The Manager’s Guide, The Practitioner’s Guide and The Field Guide) in a series entitled 'Social analysis for agriculture and rural investment projects.' These three guides demonstrate the application of social analysis to investment programmes and projects in agricultural and rural development.


Repository of policies, strategies and action plans on gender mainstreaming within the UN system

This online repository stores a collection of UN policies, strategies and action plans for gender mainstreaming within the UN system. It also features online tools and resources for capacity development and to support UN staff in the process of gender mainstreaming.

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