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Training, guidance and policy in support of rural women

Achieving gender equality and empowering women in agriculture is central to the FAO’s mandate.

07/03/2019

Women represent almost half of the agricultural workforce worldwide. They are agents of change and resilience builders. Yet, the gender gap in food and agriculture remains extensive. Achieving gender equality and empowering women in agriculture is central to the FAO’s mandate.

Below is a selection of FAO training, guidance and policy materials that reflect this year’s International Women’s Day theme, Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.

For more FAO titles on gender equality and rural women’s empowerment, have a look at the Publications catalogue.

Mainstreaming gender in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agriculture and rural development
Rural women face a triple divide: digital, rural and gender. This publication examines the challenges rural communities have to overcome to take full and equal advantage of information and communication technologies.

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