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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
FAO working to increase women participation in Malawi’s fisheries value chain

Women are involved in many activities along the value chain of fish trade in Africa including post-harvest handling, processing, branding and marketing. However, limited access to and control of key assets such as capital, skills and technologies limit their engagement in formal fish-related businesses. Women work under critical conditions using...
Malawi
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Déficits de travail décent chez les travailleurs ruraux. Principaux enseignements et recommandations destinées aux syndicats

Déficits de travail décent chez les travailleurs rurauxPrincipaux enseignements et recommandations destinées aux syndicats
Fondé sur des études de cas couvrant 15 pays d’Afrique, d’Asie, d’Asie centrale, d’Europe et d’Amérique latine, ce rapport examine les déficits de travail décent dans les économies rurales. Il présente également les réponses apportées par les gouvernements et les syndicats concernant les conséquences de la crise de la Covid-19...
2022 - Organisation Internationale du Travail

Book
Acción climática con igualdad de género: hacia una recuperación transformadora para la sostenibilidad y la igualdad de género en América Latina y el Caribe

Este documento es resultado del Encuentro Regional sobre Cambio Climático e Igualdad de Género, que se realizó de manera virtual en septiembre de 2021, organizado por el Gobierno de Chile —como país que ejerció la Presidencia del 25º período de sesiones de la Conferencia de las Partes en la Convención...
2022 - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Policy brief/paper
Better farmer benefits from renewable energy: improving inclusion and uptake in Kenya

Smallholder farmers' use of solar-powered water pumps and other equipment creates opportunities to increase productivity and income. However, they generally struggle to get access to financing, quality farm inputs, advisory support and connections to markets. These challenges are felt more acutely by women and other marginalised farmers who typically do...
Kenya
2022 - International Institute for Environment and Development

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/

Report
Exploring the role of voluntary sustainability standards in women’s economic empowerment in the agriculture sector in developing countries

Women are equally as important economic actors as men, yet they suffer gross inequalities such as gender gaps in income and human capital, despite rapid improvements in global living standards and educational attainment. The compilation of evidence and data presented in this report proves that the many gender-related gaps identified...
2022 - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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

Book
Food Plants for Healthy Diets in Togo

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...
Togo
2022 - Food Plant Solutions

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

Case study
From lavender fields to women’s cooperatives

International Day of Rural Women celebrates women of Anatolia who are standing for zero poverty and inequalities
The fifteenth of October is the International Day of Rural Women. This is a day to recognize that women’s empowerment and gender equality can lead to better lives, better production, and a better environment for all. One such story is that of how Hilal and Emine created a lavender agribusiness cooperative...
2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Working paper
Gender equality and informality in low-carbon transitions: a review of evidence to identify transformative outcomes

Just transitions to low-carbon societies and economies are important areas of climate-change relevant, post-pandemic and development policy and practice in the global North and the global South. These transitions present opportunities to transform gender equality. Now is the time to assess, negotiate and set gender-equality aims for gender just transitions to...
2022 - IIED

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

Book
Fruits and Nuts of Vietnam

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...
Viet Nam
2022

Book
Good Gardening and Growing Root and Grain Crops in Vietnam

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...
Viet Nam
2022

Book
Leafy Greens and Vegetables of Vietnam

Formed in 2007, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group (FPS) creates science-based educational materials, which: identify highly nutritious local food plants, explain how to grow them in a sustainable, agroecological way, detail the nutritional value of the plants and describe why human bodies require those nutrients. The resources created by FPS allows people to better...
Viet Nam
2022
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