Resources ::: Publications

Making sense of Land, Statistics and Gender

(FAO, 2016)

“Making sense of Land, Statistics and Gender” explores the correct use of land ownership statistics, highlighting how gender can influence land rights. Clarification on the use of sex-disaggregated land statistics is key to successful monitoring of progress towards the new Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those targets related to rural poverty and women’s empowerment.

Enabling women to benefit more equally from agrifood value chains

(FAO, 2016)

This FMM project aims to provide technical assistance and policy support to address the barriers that limit rural women’s access to and benefits from local, national and global markets. 2 pp, English and French.

The Implications of Social Farming for Rural Poverty Reduction: Technical Workshop

(FAO, 2015)

This report summarizes the workshop on The Implications of Social Farming for Rural Poverty Reduction, which explored the possible contribution of social farming to rural poverty reduction through rural women’s economic empowerment, decent rural employment creation and social protection. 40 pp.

A Glance at Gender: Newsletter for the Regional Office for Africa (June – July 2015)

(FAO, 2015)

This edition highlights women farmers' access to and use of technology and innovation, improved seeds and fertilizers, and extension and financial services. It also discusses FAO's role in both supporting and bridging the gender gap in the agriculture value chain. 2 pp.

Understanding the Role of Social Protection in Advancing Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment: Towards Sustainable Poverty Reduction

(FAO, 2015)

This technical note proposes a framework for understanding the contribution of social protection to rural women’s empowerment, particularly how different social protection schemes contribute to this goal and what gaps need to be addressed by other rural services and livelihood interventions. 48 pp.


CFS Forum on Women's Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

25 September 2017


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