The Framework for Gender-Responsive Livestock Development was jointly developed by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), with the aim of supporting the planning and implementation of gender-responsive policies, projects and investments related to the development of the livestock sector.


The training toolkit ‘Promoting gender-sensitive farm business schools’ was designed to complement the Farm Business School (FBS) universal training package and assist FBS practitioners integrating the gender dimension in FBS approach.


The world is not on track in making the pledge of leaving no one behind a reality, particularly in rural areas where most of the extreme poor live. Rural people in low-income countries increasingly face structural constraints in seizing socio-economic and political opportunities.


The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) offers improved trading opportunities for farmers, processors, entrepreneurs of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, traders and informal cross-border traders across urban, peri-urban, rural and border areas. The simplified requirements under the agreement provides the possibility of moving beyond informality into the formal economy.


As recognized at the United Nations Food Systems Summit in 2021, in order to build back better in times of global crises, it is critical to design sound gender-responsive, transparent and stable policies, and to create legal frameworks and incentives which are essential to enhancing responsible investment in agriculture and food systems.


An essential part of the solution to improve nutrition and respond to the climate crises is the transformation of agrifood systems in SIDS.


This brochure highlights the gender-related implication of pesticide use and management, focusing on the role of women in handling hazardous pesticides in agriculture, the reasons why they are at higher risk and the health-related implications they face.  20 pp.


Bhutanese women are vital players in the food security and nutrition landscape. However, there still remain gender inequalities and constraints. This assessment analyses the agricultural and rural sector of Bhutan from a gender mainstreaming perspective in areas where FAO assists in realizing rural women’s rights and potential. 84 pp.