(FAO, 2020)

This newsletter discusses women’s and men’s experiences in agriculture and food security in Europe and Central Asia. Each quarterly issue will feature stories of communities, especially women from remote villages, and their work with various partners and governments in order to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by closing the gender gap. 5 pp.

Vanuatu: Country Gender Assessment of agriculture and the rural sector

This country gender assessment of the agricultural and rural sectors of Vanuatu examines how gender issues interact with social, economic and environmental development. It will inform the country- and regional-level work of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and help the Pacific Community (SPC) to more accurately target technical support for rural development to the Government of Vanuatu. It also outlines recommendations for gender mainstreaming in the agricultural and rural sectors in Vanuatu. 65 pp.

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.

Fiya Hassa is one of 3,000 Syrian farmers whose food security and nutrition were boosted as recipients of summer vegetable seedlings thanks to FAO’s partnership with the Government of Kuwait.
International Women's Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also making a call to action for strengthening gender equality and accelerating women’s empowerment.