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(FAO, 2018)

This guidance note supports development and humanitarian practitioners in carrying out a gender-sensitive vulnerability assessment, to identify and address the main sources of vulnerability for men and women in the agriculture sector. It discusses the main constraints that male and female farmers face in the sector, with a particular focus on climate change. 20 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.

Kebele is one of over 2 000 women who have benefited from the UN joint programme on “Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women” (JP RWEE) in Ethiopia. With the support she received through the programme, she has not only increased her income, but also improved her relationship with her husband.
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.