(FAO, 2022)

Each issue of FAO Europe and Central Asia Gender Newsletter explores and discusses women’s and men’s experiences in agriculture and food security in the region familiarizes the reader with relevant FAO activities and initiatives. In each quarterly issue, the reader meets our real heroes and reads their stories: how communities, especially women from remote villages, strive to achieve a better life and how FAO together with various partners and governments stand hand-in-hand with them to achieve effective results. 6 pp.

Egypt: National gender profile of agriculture and rural livelihoods (Country Gender Assessment Series)

This Country Gender Assessment describes the specific roles and responsibilities that women and men perform in agriculture and documents the main gender inequalities that still affect the sector. The analysis also aims to assess rural women’s ability to influence the decision-making processes that affect their lives, particularly in the context of rural organizations, communities and households. 52 pp.



Rural women and the Millennium Development Goals

In the developing world, women are the backbone of rural economies. Yet, with only a few exceptions, rural women fare worse than rural men and urban women and men for every MDG indicator for which data are available.

Video message from Regional Goodwill Ambassador for FAO Darine El-Khatib , Goodwill Ambassador for IFAD Sabrina Elba and Goodwill Ambassador for WFP Kate Hudson in commemoration of International Women’s Day 2022.
On International Women’s Day, the core values of Codex is recalled: collaboration, inclusiveness, consensus building and transparency and celebrate the work of women in Codex who accept the challenge to ensure food is safe for everyone, everywhere.

Measuring What Matters: 10 Years of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index, why has it mattered, and what’s next?

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is the first-ever direct measure of women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agriculture sector. This event provides an opportunity to discuss country experiences in using the WEAI, identify policy-relevant and actionable WEAI-based insights that countries and partners would like to see for the Women’s Empowerment Metric for National Statistical Systems (WEMNS) and presents a vision for the next ten years of the WEAI.

24 March 2022

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