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(FAO, 2019)

This paper gives an overview on the nature and extent of the digital divide, highlighting the issues that are of keen importance to rural women and men. It provides a few examples of FAO’s work in support to rural women and men and key international agreements that promote inclusive approaches to ICT4D. It also illustrates the actions that need to be taken to ensure that global development efforts are inclusive and sustainable. 76 pp.

Ethiopia: National gender profile of agriculture and rural livelihoods

This assessment analyses the agricultural and rural sectors with the aim to explore the situation of rural women compared to men, and to understand the extent to which rural women are able to realize their rights and potential in those areas where the FAO is mandated to assist the country. 88 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.

The Sahel region is increasingly affected by severe droughts and desertification due to climate change. Women walk an average of 10 kilometers to fetch water. This video shows how the FAO “1 million cisterns for the Sahel” project is helping women and farmers harvest and store rainwater, so that they have clean water to drink and to grow food in arid areas.
Malika Martini, Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development Officer, FAO, talks about the Rome-based agencies global work to tackle inequalities that discriminate against women and girls.
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.