This legal paper provides an outlook on the legal options available to lawyers, policy makers and parliamentarians to achieve substantive gender equality in tenure rights. It puts a spotlight on Articles 3 and 4 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) which require states to adopt temporary special measures to achieve substantive equality between men and women. 42 pp. 


This report summaries the Learning Exchange that gave the ECOWAS Parliamentarians an exposure to the comprehensive Rwanda Model for gender equality and women’s empowerment in terms of governance, accountability, vision, and actions. it includes comments and reactions from some of the Parliamentarians. 32 pp.


This publication is to facilitate gender analysis in value chain operations, considering climate change effects, in order to enhance adaptive capacities of value chain actors and aims to facilitate the analysis of the factors that determine gender-differentiated vulnerability to climate change and risks. 40 pp.


The war in Ukraine has caused extensive damage and loss of life in the country. Nearly one-third of Ukrainians have been displaced and 5.6 million refugees, mostly women, have sought refuge in neighbouring countries and Europe. 6 pp.


FAO, in collaboration with the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, organized the international forum “Food policy, rural development and gender equality in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia: current trends and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic” held during March 2021. 40 pp.


This flyer provides information about the constraints women farmers face in accessing sustainable agricultural mechanization and the results of the sustainable agricultural mechanization (SAM) and FAO’s fieldwork in Nepal Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP). 2 pp.


Emerging evidence suggests that rural children, particularly older girls in low-income countries, are at risk of being withdrawn from school when weather-related disasters occur. Through the use of household and community panel survey data, this paper demonstrates the positive impacts of school feeding programmes (SFP) as an important tool to help improve school completion rates, educational advancement, and human capital formation in the context of a rapidly changing climate. 39 pp.


This Country Gender Assessment (CGA) for the Republic of Moldova reflects FAO’s commitment to promoting gender equality, while integrating a gender perspective into its operations. The CGA report focuses on the intersections of gender, agriculture and rural development, and presents a snapshot of critical gender based inequalities and their consequences for agricultural production and rural livelihoods in the Republic of Moldova. 118 pp.