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ANOTHER PERFECT STORM?

How the failure to reform food systems has allowed the war in Ukraine to spark a third global food price crisis in 15 years, and what can be done to prevent the next one
This Special Report takes stock of the impacts of the Ukraine crisis on global food security. It identifies underlying vulnerabilities and rigidities in terms of food production patterns and import dependencies, in a context of declining international solidarity and systematic climateinduced supply strains. It also identifies grain hoarding and commodity...
Ukraine
2022 - IPES FOOD

Blog article
Rural African women embrace agroecology: FAO

Despite their crucial role in agrifood systems, women are faced with enormous challenges, including exclusion from decision-making, denial of essential productive resources such as land, water, credit, information, and technologies, and disregard for their deep knowledge of local contexts. A key ally in empowering these women to continue working the...
2022 - https://farmersreviewafrica.com/

Blog article
FAO-Turkey Partnership is determined to “leave no one behind” in agriculture

Rural women provide significant contributions to agriculture and food security while simultaneously taking care of their families and households. This heavy burden often goes unrecognized and uncompensated.  In addition, rural women face barriers in access to resources such as property (including land), credit, technologies, decent employment, information and skills. FAO data...
Türkiye
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Inspiring women leaders

When men support women as they assume leadership roles, their families and communities become stronger and happier. A woman who values her own opinions and who has the confidence to express herself can interact with public and private institutions. This can even help to open doors to export markets. Companies...
2022 - Access Agriculture

Case study
Autoreconocimiento y lucha contra el racismo

Mujeres en el sur de la Guajira
En este documento compartimos la experiencia de juntanza entre mujeres indígenas, afrodescendientes y mestizas del sur de La Guajira, para reflexionar y actuar frente a nuestro derecho a una vida libre de violencias. Estos encuentros tuvieron lugar a partir del espacio Círculo de la Palabra de las Mujeres (en adelante...
Colombia
2022 - CINEP -Programa por la Paz

Event
Seeds and Knowledge: agroecology to strengthen the autonomy of rural women (experiences from Eastern Europe)

Agroecology is a holistic and integrated approach that simultaneously applies ecological and social concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable agriculture and food systems. The transition to agroecology can support the concurrent achievement of multiple sustainability objectives – economic, environmental, social, nutritional, health and cultural – holistically...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Case study
Tejidos. Mujeres wiwas, territorio y economía propia

En este documento compartimos la experiencia de juntanza entre un grupo de mujeres del pueblo Wiwa, para reflexionar sobre la defensa del derecho a una vida libre de violencias. Estos encuentros tuvieron lugar a partir del Círculo de la Palabra de las Mujeres, desarrollado por el Centro de Investigación y...
Colombia
2022 - CINEP -Programa por la Paz

Photo gallery
37.° período de sesiones de la Conferencia Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe

Galería de fotos para medios de comunicación de la 37.° período de sesiones de la Conferencia Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe.
2022 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Audio
What does feminism have to do with the food you eat?

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, CIDSE and the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) from Coventry University launch a podcast mini-series of 3 episodes exploring feminist agroecology.  As part of its advocacy and storytelling around agroecology, CIDSE has highlighted how its social and cultural dimension, including a feminist...
2022 - CIDSE

Report
The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality and Food Security in the Arab region with a focus on the Sudan and Iraq

This rapid gender analysis (RGA) explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality and food security in the Arab region, focusing on Iraq and the Sudan as case studies. This RGA is a collaboration between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food...
2022 - FAO and WFP

Report
Enhancing synergies between gender equality and biodiversity, climate, and land degradation neutrality goals: Lessons from gender-responsive nature-based approaches

Lessons from gender-responsive nature-based approaches
Land- and nature-based approaches in the agroforestry and forestry sectors provide a unique opportunity to generate win-wins against the interrelated environmental crises of biodiversity loss, climate change, and land degradation. Harnessing synergies among these environmental goals, reflected in the Rio Conventions, critically hinges on land-use decisions, which are influenced by...
2021 - Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Blog article
El Decenio de la agricultura familiar como herramienta para el empoderamiento económico y político de las mujeres rurales

En el marco del Decenio de las Naciones Unidas de la Agricultura Familiar 2019-2028 (DNUAF 2019-2028) el Foro Rural Mundial (FRM), junto con la FAO y otras organizaciones de la agricultura familiar, trabajan para lograr la adecuada participación de las mujeres en los espacios de toma de decisión. Es necesario continuar trabajando...
2021 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Blog article
Solomon Islands training addresses gender challenges women face in the agriculture and rural sector

Focused on gender equality, analysis and mainstreaming, the training provided an opportunity for 12 females and 18 males Solomon Islands Government staff from the ministries of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA), Public Service (MPS) and Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) to learn more about...
Solomon Islands
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Event
Regional Technical Platform for Family Farming Launch

This platform makes available to governments, farmers' organizations, the scientific community, policy makers, private sector and all those interested in the rural development a set of innovative tools for the exchange of experiences and specialized knowledge on family farming, promoting technical and institutional innovations that strengthen the family farmers around...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Producer groups key to empowering rural women in Nepal

Women-led cooperatives pave a path to independence and benefit rural communities
Shanta Neupane had a vision. From Panauti Municipality, in central Nepal, she could see how hard women in the rural forest and farming communities around her worked in their family smallholdings, helping to feed their households. But although, like Shanta herself, they were members of community forest user groups, these same...
Nepal
2021 - Landscape News Editor

Blog article
América Latina y el Caribe identificó sus prioridades de género para la Cumbre Mundial de Sistemas Alimentarios

Acceso a alimentos seguros y nutritivos; cambio en los patrones de consumo; producción positiva para la naturaleza; resiliencia ante situaciones adversas; medios de vida equitativos y redistribución del valor; estas fueron las cinco áreas prioritarias identificadas por América Latina y el Caribe para aplicar el enfoque de género y avanzar...
2021 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Video
Diálogos sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional

La serie de webinars Diálogos sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutricional es una iniciativa del Proyecto Adaptación del Conocimiento para la Agricultura Sostenible y Acceso a Mercados (AKSAAM), financiado por una donación del FIDA, en colaboración con el Instituto de Políticas Públicas y Desarrollo Sostenible (IDPPS) de la Universidad de Viçosa (UFV), y la Fundación...
Brazil
2021 - Instituto de Políticas Públicas y Desarrollo Sostenible (IDPPS)

Blog article
How a food label is changing lives in mountain communities

Conscious consumerism is on the rise – making a big difference for Lalita and her family
The Sinja Valley in northwest Nepal is a breathtaking place with a rich history. Plunging mountainsides and rocky caves hide ruins of grand palaces and temples: remains of the capital city of the influential Western Malla kingdom that ruled the area between the 12th and 14th century. Nowadays, however, that city...
Nepal
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
How is the development of integrated agriculture in Zambia doing?

The team from the CZU, namely Vladimír Verner, Radim Kotrba, Zbyněk Polesný, Jan Staš from FTZ and Miloslav Petrtýl from FAPPZ, is currently conducting fieldwork in the Western Province of Zambia. The activities are realized in the frame of implementation of two development projects, namely "Integrated Farming II" led by...
2021 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Video
Entrevista a Mercedes López, Directora de la Asociación de Consumidores Orgánicos en México

El marco del segundo conversatorio Cambio transformativo agroecológico en los mercados y el consumo organizado por Comunidad de Práctica (CdP) de Agricultura Familiar y Agroecología América Latina y El Caribe, el cual busca contribuir a la reflexión sobre el rol de los mercados agroecológicos en la transformación de los sistemas alimentarios.  Se realiza...
Mexico
2021 - Comunidad de Práctica (CdP) de Agricultura Familiar y Agroecología América Latina y El Caribe
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