Advancing gender equality in the context of family farming

22/07/2020 - 22/07/2020

We are pleased to invite you to a virtual dialogue on Advancing gender equality in the context of family farming, the second virtual dialogue in the series Parliamentary action for gender equality and resilient food systems in response to COVID19.



The virtual dialogue will examine parliamentarians’ role in implementing gender transformative policies, legislation, and investments in support of family farming. The discussion will center on the role of rural women in contributing to sustainable agriculture and food systems during the COVID 19 pandemic and beyond.


Organized by FAO, IISD, and Oxfam as part of their policy support to the ECOWAS Network of Parliamentarians on Gender Equality and Investments in Agriculture and Food Security, the series aims to enhance the role of African parliamentarians in mitigating the gender-differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on food systems.


The virtual dialogue will specifically:

  • Raise awareness on the United Nations Decade for family farming for family farming  as an opportunity to address rural poverty, support family farming and address gender inequalities, through the  design and implementation of National Action Plans. 

  • Enhance parliamentarians’ commitment towards the achievement of SDG 2 on zero hunger and SDG 5 on gender equality through a specific gender-transformative approach to tackle the specific challenges faced by rural women in family farming. 

  • Promote a multi-stakeholders’ policy dialogue among parliamentarians, farmers’ organizations, women’s organizations on how to mitigate the impact of COVID19 on rural women and family farmers

  • H.E. Amie Fabureh, Minister of Agriculture, The Gambia 
  • Angelique Ngoma, President of the Cooperation and International Development Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie 
  • Maryse Gaudreault, President of the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Francophonie 
  • Marcela Villarreal, Director of the Partnership Division, FAO 
  • Hon. Omar Darboe, National Parliament of Gambia 
  • Hon. Veneranda Uwamariya, Member of the National Parliament of Rwanda
  • Hon. Simona Bucura-Oprescu, Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania
  • Stéphanie Barrial, Content Manager, World Rural Forum 
  • Ika Krishnayanti, Aliansi Petani Indonesia, Asian Farmers Association 
  • Julie Cissé, Coordinator, Groupe d’initiatives pour le Progrès social 
  • Tiousso Halima, Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (ROPPA) 
  • Yves Fernand Manfoumbi, General Secretary of the RAPACSAN Network of Parliamentary Alliance of Central Africa for Food Security and Nutrition 
  • Clara Park, Regional Gender Officer for the Asia and the Pacific, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The event will be moderated by Tacko Ndiaye, Senior Gender Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Practical information:
Date and time: 22 July 2020 - 12:30 - 15:00 CET (Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna) 
Event hahstag: #ParliamentAction2020


Simultaneous translation into French and English will be available.