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(FAO, 2018)

This gender-based analysis of Sierra Leone’s rural sector identifies constraints experienced by men and women in accessing critical agriculture and rural resources, knowledge, opportunities, services and markets. It explores the existing gender relations and gaps in the various subsectors of agriculture, including possible causes and impact on food and nutrition security, and makes policy recommendations to address them. 92 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 short animated video promotes awareness and discussion on gender equality in small-scale fisheries. One of the goals of the SSF Guidelines centres on challenging gender-discriminatory laws, policies, customs and practices, and transforming institutional arrangements to facilitate gender equitable small-scale fisheries.
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.