The paper assesses the involvement of women and youth in agri-food systems in the Pacific SIDS and their capacity to adopt and devise digital and non-digital innovations. It identifies challenges and gaps and discusses ongoing and potential solutions for empowering women and youth. 34 pp.


This guide focuses on each phase of a project cycle, defining the steps and tools to facilitate gender mainstreaming. It also includes a gender mainstreaming checklist, an FAO catalogue of literature and tools on gender, a mechanism for systematizing good practices, and a portfolio of actions and examples on gender mainstreaming. 44 pp.


The Regional Gender Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean enables FAO country officials and development professionals to respond to regional priorities, such as improving the role of women in family farming and improving their access to natural resources. 38 pp.


This gender profile of Lebanon examines existing gaps between women and men in the agriculture and rural sectors. It highlights how gender-based inequalities impact rural development, food security and nutrition. It also provides gender-responsive recommendations to guide policies and programmes. 66 pp.


The Country Gender Assessment of the agriculture and rural sector, conducted in Palestine’s West Bank and Gaza Strip, examines existing gender roles and gaps between men and women in agriculture and rural development and explores practical needs, strategic interests and perspectives on gender equality. 88 pp.


This technical brief builds on the outcomes of the virtual dialogue: "Promoting nutrition and gender equality in a synergic way: challenges and opportunities", organized in the framework of FAO Near East and North Africa (FAORNE) Regional Network on Nutrition-sensitive Food System. It highlights the linkages between nutrition and gender equality and provides key recommendations for further strengthening gender equality in food systems to improve food and nutrition security. 6 pp.


Using the surveys that are processed as part of the RuLIS database project, this brief explores patterns and trends in rural employment for women and youth with a focus on agriculture in 16 low-income and lower-middle-income countries around the world: 11 from sub-Saharan Africa, two from East Asia and the Pacific, two from Latin America and the Caribbean, and one from Central Asia. 14 pp.


This brief aims to raise questions and highlight ways in which digitalization can be made gender-responsive and contribute to effective COVID-19 response. It also provides an overview of the digital gender gap in SSA and implications for FAO’s response and work. 12 pp.