(FAO, 2020)

Gender equality is essential to achieve FAO’s mandate of a world free from hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. The Organization recognizes that persisting inequalities between women and men are a major obstacle to agriculture and rural development and that eliminating these disparities is essential to building sustainable and inclusive food systems and resilient and peaceful societies. The revised Policy, which will be implemented over the next ten years, is a solid instrument to drive FAO’s efforts towards addressing the inequalities that are still pervasive in agriculture and food systems and to unleash the ambitions and potential of rural women and girls. 28 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.

In this Congressional webinar briefing, co-hosted by FAO North America and CARE on 19 Nov 2020, distinguished speakers raise awareness about gender roles in food and agriculture and underscore the importance of U.S. leadership in women’s empowerment.
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.