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. 20 pp.


Fisheries and aquaculture contribute to food security and livelihoods of millions of people in Asia. Both women and men are engaged in fisheries and aquaculture. In the past ten years, many actors have worked on raising awareness on women’s contribution as well as promoting gender equality in fisheries and aquaculture. This study aims to consolidate the efforts to date to provide recommendations for action and future studies. 186 pp.


At policy and strategic level, the Forestry Division works closely with governments to support policymakers in their efforts to review and strengthen laws and legal frameworks in the forest sector to be more gender-responsive. This brochure shows how the different initiatives, programmes and projects of the FAO Forestry Division mainstream gender into their implementing activities and contribute to strengthening gender equality and women’s empowerment. 12 pp.


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. 6 pp.


This publication is a short summary of the project that will help grass-roots rural women in Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, gain knowledge and skills to improve their economic status, start businesses and cooperatives, while empowering them to become agents of change in their communities. The project will also contribute to the creation of an enabling environment for rural women’s economic empowerment. 6 pp.


In order to identify solutions to address the challenges posed by the roll out of the AfCFTA, a dialogue between the key players in the Africa trade environment and women’s traders is necessary. In this context, FAO has partnered with the African Women Agribusiness Network – Afrika (AWAN AFRIKA) and the International Trade Center (ITC) to promote the exchange of lessons learned among countries on gender-sensitive 5 pp.


This document provides guidance on integrating gender concerns into food loss interventions within the fish value chains. It describes the different steps to understand the key components of a gender-sensitive food loss value chain analysis. In particular, it recommends highlighting the dynamics and factors that influence women’s and men’s natural social disposition and participation in fisheries activities according to dominant assigned gender roles. 52 pp.


As part of the FAO-NORAD project “Empowering women in small-scale fisheries for sustainable food systems”, this publication focuses on gender equality and women’s small-scale fisheries organizations. The project supports activities in five countries – Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and United Republic of Tanzania – with a focus on strengthening women’s roles in post-harvest processing and trade. 32 pp.