This brief presents the findings from the Global End-term Evaluation of the Joint Programme on “Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women” (JP RWEE). JP RWEE is a global initiative that aims to secure rural women’s livelihoods and rights in the context of sustainable development. 2 pp.


Produced under the project “Global Transformation of Forests for People and Climate: a focus on West Africa”, this paper draws on a gender analysis conducted to inform and guide the project implementation. It presents findings related to gender and forestry which are common to the region. It also proposes recommendations to address gender inequalities in the forestry sector. 18 pp.


This legal brief discusses the role of national legislation in supporting women’s empowerment in agriculture and food security. It explores the conditions needed for legislation to achieve positive social change, highlights successful legal measures taken, and suggests steps legislators can take to strengthen women’s opportunities to participate in, benefit from, and achieve empowerment in food and agriculture. 10 pp.


This quarterly issue features case studies from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. It introduces programmes that provide training in methods of modern beekeeping, livestock strategy, gender and gender equality. These programmes will contribute to the sustainable economic development of rural women and their communities as the economic empowerment of rural women is critical for the continued improvement of agriculture and the further development of the rural sector. 8 pp.


This publication addresses the steps required to ensure that rights to land are accurately recorded and protected and how land registration systems should identify and address the barriers that women face in securing their rights. It highlights some of the key considerations for strengthening gender equality in land  registration in Southeast Europe and some of the lessons learnt from the cooperation between land registration offices and notaries in the region. 42 pp.


This Country Gender Assessment is intended to provide insights into the gender gaps in the agricultural sector and concerning rural livelihoods. The intention of the findings is to inform the future work of FAO and UN Women to assist the relevant state and entity institutions to ensure a more gender-sensitive approach to policymaking and programming. 94 pp.


This report highlights the important role played by women in Somalia’s agricultural sector and reveals gender disparities in access to critical agriculture and rural resources, knowledge, opportunities, services and markets. It explores the existing gender relations and gaps in the various sub sectors of agriculture, and their possible causes and impact on food and nutrition security, and makes policy recommendations to address them. 64 pp.


This report provides details of a national gender training workshop for small-scale fisheries technical project staff, key value chain stakeholders, women processors, chiefs and other value chain actors , which was conducted from 23 to 27 November 2020, in Salima district, Malawi. This was under the project, Empowering women in small-scale fisheries, which is being funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - Norad. 32 pp.