Gender
(FAO, 2020)

This publication provides programmatic guidance on integrating a gender lens in FAO's response to COVID-19. With the imposed  social isolation and heightened social and economic pressures, women and girls’ vulnerability to domestic violence is projected to increase. In addition, this publication identifies key areas and actions that could be considered in FAO’s efforts to strengthen the resilience of farming households and communities and promote sustainable, resilient and gender-responsive food systems. 9 pp.

(FAO, 2020)

This report describes a FAO initiative that sought to involve women and youth in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems (RAI) in Ghana. The initiative has involved discussions on an online forum where a wide group of people deliberated on issues that are relevant for women and youth in agriculture. Additionally, field visits, workshops, and a study on women and youth-led agribusinesses have been conducted. The report presents summaries of the discussions that took place in the forum. 40 pp.

(FAO, 2020)

Since 1945, Canada and FAO have worked together towards finding solutions to many of the most pressing problems of our time, and tested new ways of delivering support to those most in need. Through total contributions of CAD 71 million (USD 53.5 million) between 2018 and 2019, Canada has enabled FAO to reach vulnerable populations in crisis-affected areas, while contributing to rural transformation through investments in agricultural productivity and livelihood opportunities. 4 pp.

(FAO, 2020)

This paper outlines the application of the principles of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (the SSF Guidelines) in FAO member countries and regions. Women  are  often  marginalized  and  there  is  a  strong  need  for  their  empowerment.  The  workshop  clarified  the  scope  of  the  project  and  it  was  agreed  that  project  activities  will  focus  on  using  small  fish  (small  pelagic)  value  chains  to  increase  the  quantity  and  quality  of  small  fish  and  fish products for human consumption and trade, and on empowering women in the postharvest sector as a means to those ends. 56 pp.