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Achieving SDG indicator 5.a.2 in the Western Balkans and beyond

Partnerships for gender equality in land ownership and control
FAO and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have been providing support to the Western Balkans region to promote progress on gender equality, with a focus on measuring the proportion of countries where the legal framework guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control.
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Video
The CFI in action: empowering women in fisheries value chains

Empowering women in fisheries value chains is key to ensuring thriving coastal communities and ecosystems and to achieving the SDGs.
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
A young Kenyan mother turns into a successful organic entrepreneur to promote safe and healthy food for children

Today, she is well known in Kenya and beyond for her successful organic business ‘Sylvia’s Basket,’, which she launched in 2016 in Limuru, central Kenya. But at heart, Sylvia Kuria remains the same young mother, who decided over 12 years ago to produce organic vegetables in her kitchen garden, so...
Kenya
2022 - Access Agriculture

Video
Farmers success in Liberia

Le Roppa a procédé le 19 juin dernier au lancement d’une série de films produits en partenariat avec SOS Faim Belgique et mettant en lumière des réussites paysannes. Le premier traite de la commercia-lisation des arachides au Sénégal et d’une expérience de contrac-tualisation qui a permis d’augmenter la production et...
Liberia
2022 - Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (ROPPA)

Case study
Fisherwomen at work

Women in Oman, Nigeria and Guyana advance the fisheries and aquaculture sector
For generations, it was mistakenly viewed as a man’s world. Women have always been there, but fisheries and aquaculture are now seeing a surge in women starting their own businesses in all areas of the sector. Today, more than 50 million women are involved in fisheries and aquaculture around the world...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
What is a women’s association about?

In Ecuador, community organiser, Ing. Guadalupe Padilla, has told me that belonging to a group can help women gain leadership experience. Women become leaders as they work in a group, not in isolation. Guadalupe has helped to organise several such groups. Like a story, the group has to be about...
Ecuador
2022 - Access Agriculture

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of Afghanistan

This guide is based on information from the Food Plants International (FPI) database developed by Tasmanian agricultural scientist Bruce French. The source material and guidance for the preparation of the book has been made possible through the support of Food Plants International, the Rotary Clubs of District 9830, particularly the...
Afghanistan
2022

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of Angola

This guide is based on information from the Food Plants International (FPI) database developed by Tasmanian agricultural scientist Bruce French.  The source material and guidance for the preparation of the book has been made possible through the support of Food Plants International, the Rotary Clubs of District 9830, particularly the...
Angola
2022

Website
La Terre de Milpa

Un projet de développement et de promotion de l’agroécologie pour les femmes Nous créons un écolieu sur le territoire de la Métropole de Lyon, à Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d’Or qui sera : Une ferme polyvalente d’insertion, d’apprentissage et de production en agroécologie (maraîchage, fruits et production de pains bio) Un tiers-lieu nourricier : espace ouvert de rencontres...
2022 - La Terre de Milpa

Case study
Cooperative development as a response to crisis: The Ishker KG Women's Cooperative in Kyrgyzstan

Women farmers continue to be at a disadvantage position with limited access to resources, financial services, and government subsidies, among other things. Aside from farm work, women take care of their children and the elderly. Thus, the multiple crises such as the pandemic, extreme weather events, and increase in agri...
Kyrgyzstan
2022 - Ishker KG cooperative

Case study
Uplifting the lives of the marginalized communities through collective action and cooperativism: The Kalika Land Rights Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.

An organized cooperative can enable women to access government services and support. The women farmers from the indigenous groups and “so-called”, lower caste, in Kailali District in Nepal have been discriminated against for a long time. They were unable to access support because they live on government lands with no land...
Nepal
2022 - Kalika Land Rights Agriculture Cooperative Ltd

Case study
A journey of struggle and empowerment of women of the dry and arid area of Surendranagar: Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and Surendranagar Mahila Bal Vikas Mandal (SMBVM)

Women and their needs are still largely unaccounted for, with policies unfavorable to them. Through the formation of women’s groups and associations, women’s issues and needs were made visible in various arenas – community, market, and policy processes. The experience of Surendranagar Mahila Bal Vikas Mandal showed that the needs of women...
India
2022 - Surendranagar Mahila Bal Vikas Mandal (SMBVM)

Blog article
New project explores impacts of biodiversity loss on women and girls

IIED is undertaking a review of the impacts of biodiversity loss on women and girls and has launched a survey to capture views on these impacts, the policy gaps and barriers to participation in decision making. A new short-term project funded by the UK's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs...
2022 - IIED

Case study
Empowering communities and addressing farming challenges through cooperatives: The Case of Yen Duong Cooperative

Women-led cooperatives have played a role in improving women farmers’ technical know-how, leadership capacities, business skills, and advocacy skills. Women members of Yen Duong Cooperative in Vietnam were trained in agroforestry production, handicrafts making, and tourism and actively participated in advocacy and policy-making activities in their locality. They have successfully...
Viet Nam
2022 - Yen Duong Cooperative

Blog article
¿Y usted ya comió?

La mística de Doña Celestina
¿Y usted ya comió? La mística de Doña Celestina   Conocí a Doña Celestina -una mujer de sombrero alto, encantadora a la vista, voluptuosa, de ojos chinos y manos cálidas como su fogón- en un viaje a Pechuquiz.   Pechuquiz es una planicie en el distrito de Frías del departamento de Piura, zona costeña y...
2022 - The Barefoot Guide Connection

Report
Ukraine Rapid Response Plan March–May 2022

Supporting crisis-affected vulnerable smallholder men and women farmers
The recent escalation in conflict in Ukraine is affecting the food security of the most vulnerable rural households. According to the United Nations (UN) Flash Appeal, given the scale and direction of the ongoing hostilities, 18 million people are projected to be affected, including up to 6.7 million projected to...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
27 Inspiring Women Reshaping the Food System

Women make up at least 43 percent of the agricultural workforce in developing countries, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Yet, women in rural and agricultural livelihoods consistently have less access than men to resources and opportunities.  As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, the virus disproportionately impacted women, whose care responsibilities...
2022 - FoodTank

Case study
A journey of struggle and empowerment of women of the dry and arid area of Surendranagar: Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and Surendranagar Mahila Bal Vikas Mandal (SMBVM)

This case study was developed by Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) with support from the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development and the World Rural Forum. SEWA, a trade union was established in 1972 in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It was an offshoot of the Association's Women's Wing of...
2022 - SEWA

Case study
Empowering communities and addressing farming challenges through cooperatives: the case of Yen Duong cooperative

Women-led cooperatives have played a role in improving women farmers’ technical know-how, leadership capacities, business skills, and advocacy skills. Women members of Yen Duong Cooperative in Vietnam were trained in agroforestry production, handicrafts making, and tourism and actively participated in advocacy and policy-making activities in their locality. They have successfully...
Viet Nam
2022 - AfA

Case study
Uplifting the lives of the marginalized communities through collective action and cooperativism: the Kalika land rights agriculture cooperative ltd.

An organized cooperative can enable women to access government services and support. The women farmers from the indigenous groups and “so-called”, lower caste, in Kailali District in Nepal have been discriminated against for a long time. They were unable to access support because they live on government lands with no land...
2022 - AfA
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