Gender

Success stories

FAO's work on gender equality and women's empowerment at country level
08/03/2022
Through the FAO Caribbean Pesticide Management Project, Carmen has seen a heightened awareness on proper systems for pesticide management, including on the gendered risks of pesticide use and exposure.
07/03/2022
In the island nation of Papua New Guinea, Hallilah Nakumai’s family always put education first.
17/02/2022
Agricultural digitalization and bridging the gaps of digital literacy among the local farmers will go a long way to empower more youth to be agri-preneurs
17/02/2022
Dhina was attracted by the interesting topics of the online course and by the fact that it was open to everyone for free.
15/02/2022
Breaking stereotypes, Tael proudly stands as a male role model for nutrition in his community.
10/02/2022
For Mariah, the foods of her Indigenous ancestors are rich in creative possibilities.
07/02/2022
The gender equality components of the FFS aimed to promote discussion between men and women by addressing themes such as self-esteem, leadership and communication.
31/01/2022
The objectives of the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programmes are to provide support rural women in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and other countries of mutual interest.
27/01/2022
AgrInvest-FS in partnership with Nyamira County Government is supporting the women-based organization to achieve consistent supply by ensuring there is adequate planning of production schedules and good agronomic practices.
13/01/2022
"It is tasty and full of health benefits, especially in these times of crisis," says Fehria, a timid, middle-aged farmer from Cap-Bon, as she cuts the stalks off oranges.
21/12/2021
Through an FAO Emergency Programme, groups of women are getting nutrition education, empowering them to make dietary changes for themselves and their families.
17/12/2021
Tuka is just one of dozens of micro-scale entrepreneurs who benefited from the trainings, offered both to Syrians and members of the Turkish host communities in Izmir, Bursa and Şanlıurfa.
02/12/2021
About 70 percent of the fish traders are women in the subsector employing over 63 000 fishers and 500 000 people in various value chain activities.
23/11/2021
Women in the formal sector received economic assistance in the form of tax, rent and debt-relief, but little support was provided to those in informal working positions and in agricultural settings.
22/11/2021
The essential role women contribute in small-scale is crucial but often overlooked.
16/11/2021
Access to water has relieved the women of the burden of collecting water far from their homes, and has increased farms production.
21/10/2021
Family farming has deep roots in rural Indonesian life, but Nissa’s struggles to maintain those traditions demonstrate the threats family farmers regularly face.
15/10/2021
The SWM Programme developed gender-sensitive indicators to track progress and ensure that activities will benefit women and men equally.
15/10/2021
By coming together and forming cooperatives, smallholder farmers have found it easier to earn organic certifications, invest in new production techniques and sign contracts with companies and traders.
24/09/2021
The project combined theoretical and practical training in proven agricultural techniques used to grow peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant.