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(FAO, 2018)

This Technical Guide Toolkit is designed to support social protection and gender policy-makers and practitioners in their efforts to systematically apply a gender lens to social protection programmes in ways that are in line with global agreements and FAO commitments to expand inclusive social protection systems for rural populations. In particular, it focuses on the role of social protection in reducing gendered social inequalities, and rural poverty and hunger. 52 pp.

Sri Lanka: Country gender assessment of agriculture and the rural sector

In FAO gender policy, a gender country assessment is one of the requirements for mainstreaming gender in national agricultural and rural development policy processes. This assessment involved a comprehensive desk review and a gap analysis, and field work that included focus group discussions, key stakeholder interviews and observations. 88 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.

Manca Trawally has been a rice farmer in the Gambia for 50 years. In this video, she tells the story of how climate change has impacted her farming activities.
Elisabetta Tagliati, FAO Programme Officer, Rotterdam Convention, explains the challenges and risks that rural families, especially women, across the developing world face in coming into contact with pesticides both while working in agriculture and at home.
5 July 2017, Rome – A special event on gender equality and women's empowerment on the sidelines of the 40th Session of the FAO Conference.