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(FAO, 2018)

The Country Gender Assessment (CGA) of Agriculture and the Rural Sector in the Philippines identifies gender inequalities in access to critical productive resources, assets, services and opportunities. In particular, the assessment identifies priorities and gaps in selected areas of FAO mandate. At the same time, it highlights opportunities for promoting gender equality in agriculture and rural development as well as strengthening rural women’s social and economic empowerment. 72 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.

This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. The country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by UNDP and FAO.
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.