FAO's work on gender equality and women's empowerment at country level

Today, Istaahil is very much a businesswoman, using around 80 percent of the fruits and vegetables grown in the garden to supply food for the restaurant.
Being granted land was one of the main achievements of the project. However, for Cecilia, one that was even more important was the change of mindset within her community.
Despite the challenges she faces in the community as a female entrepreneur, she strongly believes that overcoming them can lead to greater opportunities for Afghan women in the country.
In Egypt, the assessment started in Al-Minya governorate where four male farmers and eight female farmers were interviewed, providing information about their daily lives, gender roles, and dynamics, to inform FAO’s future interventions.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent restriction measures, including closed borders and weakened trade, have compounded the impact of the severe economic crisis that Lebanon has been enduring since late 2019.
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