Success stories

FAO's work on gender equality and women's empowerment at country level
Rose Ongalibang and some female neighbours started a slow food community exploring new uses of the traditional crop, taro.
Binta has served as a role model for others, proving that farmers embrace productive and sustainable farming practices when they have access to the land.
After attending the FAO Women’s Empowerment Farmer Business School, Agnes Rehema Chisiwa has become a successful entrepreneur.
Along with Gender and Youth sensitisation and capacity building activities over 3000 girls of 16 years and above have been trained as lead farmers.
As a result of her experiences, she knows very well the difficulties women face in agriculture as she had to go through many of them.
Irene says, “You have to remember that Fiji has 300 islands so how do you have people access information?”
Nantongo Mary is a member of the Agali Awamu group, a cooperative which also took part in the project.
The JP RWEE programme has empowered Ramkali to make her own choices and take a leadership role in her community.
For Loyda, steady and reliable milk production means the world, allowing her to pay for other essential needs, like children’s school fees and house maintenance expenses.
The Rural Women’s Roundtable constitutes a mechanism to convene the voices of rural women leaders in initiatives for citizen participation regarding improvements in the country’s agricultural sector.
Grouped under three main themes, the tools and approaches covered staff transformation, community level engagement, and engaging men and boys.
The SheTrades Initiative works to foster more inclusive business and policy ecosystems and increase the competitiveness of women entrepreneurs and women producers and connect them to markets.
FAO commends the interventions and impact of the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund project
The project selected UNERIZ due to its capacity to generate decent jobs for all actors along the value chain, especially for women and young people.
Staff from the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia share key issues facing rural women and girls, achievements and progress in empowering women in climate change adaptation.
Long regarded as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica boasts tropical rainforests and lush vegetation, ideal for a booming agricultural and fisheries industry.
The objective of the FMM project is to contribute to closing the gender gap in agriculture by enhancing rural women’s economic empowerment and strengthening their crucial role in rural development, decision-making and resilience building.
An FAO-led Green Climate Fund project in Nepal gives women a voice as advocates for climate action
The JP RWEE programme is a global initiative to secure rural women's livelihoods and rights in the context of sustainable development.
Women in Oman, Nigeria and Guyana advance the fisheries and aquaculture sector