InsightsAn in-depth look at FAO’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment
FAO and women drivers (of change)
When it appointed its first Chief Scientist two years ago, FAO chose a woman for the position.
Increased fish demand in Gabon offers youth an outlet in aquaculture
Céleste is enthusiastic about playing a greater role in the management of her family’s fish farm.
Applying a metrics to women’s empowerment: experiences in using the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index
Several low- and middle-income countries have demonstrated significant progresses in measuring and promoting women’s empowerment in agriculture
Measuring women’s empowerment to close the gender gap in agriculture
In the past ten years there have been tremendous efforts to develop methodologies and tools to measure women’s empowerment in the context of agriculture in a comprehensive and standardized way
More resilient and transformative ways for women’s empowerment
Held on the sidelines of CSW66, representatives from the UN Rome-based Agencies and UN Women strongly recommitted to implementing interventions to carry out holistic and integrated interventions for rural women.
‘Let us rebuild the table’: the call for more equitable and gender inclusive climate talks
Panelists spoke openly against systemic practices that perpetuate gender inequalities and youth exclusion in climate dialogue.
Sustainable tourism for climate resilience and women’s empowerment in SIDS
66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66): Side event by FAO, Mountain Partnership and Slow Food International
Those who can, teach
Young farmer Ruramiso Mashumba is spearheading change in Zimbabwe.
Rural women celebrate their achievements in Cox’s Bazar
Government officials appreciated FAO’s work in reducing hunger and enhancing the agri-food system by empowering women and closing the gender group.
FAO in Pakistan pledges greater support to realizing women’s rights
FAO sub-offices in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh provinces also celebrated the day with the staff taking a gender equality pledge and celebrating the day committing to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women & girls.
RNE staff celebrate International Women’s Day
The Near East and North Africa (NENA) Regional Office celebrated International Women’s Day with its staff on March 8, 2020.
Rural women and girls: recognizing their role as agents of change
The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and represents an unprecedented opportunity to mobilize global action to achieve gender equality and rights of all women and girls.
FAO launches Smallholder Support Programme to improve business-oriented agricultural skills for youth and women
The comprehensive programme not only helps close the skills gap, but also plays a key role in extending knowledge to marginalized and disadvantaged populations.
Countering climate change with innovation
One way to tackle climate change’s negative effects on food security is through further researching common food products and finding innovative new ways to use them.
A paradigm shift for conflict-affected rice producers in rural Borno
While rice cultivation thrives, villagers, especially women, earned a living along the rice production value chain, working as parboilers, millers and marketers.
When growing vegetables is no longer safe
Through already established Water Users’ Associations, the project is also intensifying public awareness campaigns regarding safe water use in agriculture, food processing and preparation.
Belgium supports FAO in assisting female-headed families with children at risk of severe acute malnutrition in Chad
As funding from Belgium will only cover the technical component, the main expected result of the project is that the 250 women organized in ten mothers’ clubs will be able to apply the agricultural techniques learned.
How FAO is helping communities build resilience and fight malnutrition in South Sudan
Women’s skills in farming as a business have improved, and so has their income, filling the current local production gap and demand for vegetables, which were mainly imported from neighbouring countries before.
One million cisterns for the Sahel
Ms Mboya Ka, mother of five, who manages the Douli family cistern, explains how her life was before it was established.
Early action helps women in farming communities vulnerable to drought
The EWEA project aims to safeguard the livelihoods of rice farmers by providing them with irrigation systems and climate-resilient farm inputs.