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Meeting our goals: FAO’s programme for gender equality in agriculture and rural development

(FAO, 2016)

FAO recognizes the potential of rural women and men in achieving food security and nutrition and is committed to overcoming gender inequality, in line with the pledge to “leave no one behind”, which is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. The publication illustrates the consistent and sustained work of FAO towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, which are at the core of the Organization’s work to eliminate hunger and rural poverty. 77 pp.

Meeting our goals: Key messages

(FAO, 2016)

Key messages from the Meeting our goals publication reflect FAO's multidimensional approach to reducing rural poverty, focused on increasing women’s access to productive resources, decent employment and business opportunities, strengthening the capacity of rural institutions and services, and supporting measures to increase social protection coverage and effectiveness. 4 pp.

Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Fisheries and Aquaculture

(FAO, 2016)

An overview of current gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the fisheries sector, with regard to institutional policy and planning processes, statistics in gender analysis, lessons learned and opportunities for gender mainstreaming for sustainable and equitable fisheries and aquaculture development. 12 pp.

Sustainable value chains for sustainable food systems (workshop report)

(FAO, 2016)

Held in June 2016, the FAO/UNEP workshop on Sustainable Value Chains for Sustainable Food Systems included a session on inclusive food value chains, in particular, with regard to FAO’s approach to gender-sensitive and sustainable food value chains. 352 pp.

How to Mainstream Gender in Forestry: A Practical Field Guide

(FAO, 2016)

A gender mainstreaming guide to assist technical officers, particularly those working in forestry, in developing gender-responsive actions in forestry-related projects and programmes. 12 pp.


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

25 September 2017


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