The Status of Women in Agrifood Systems

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The new FAO report provides a comprehensive picture of the status of women not only in agriculture, but across agrifood systems. It presents extensive data and lessons learned about gender in agrifood systems, with particular focus on how women participate in and benefit from socio-economic opportunities. Furthermore, it demonstrates how shocks in agrifood systems, such as COVID-19, have a differential impact on men, boys, women and girls and their coping strategies. The report shows how gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to the transition towards sustainable, productive and resilient agrifood systems and how the transformation of agrifood systems can contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment. It also provides policy-oriented insights and makes specific recommendations on the best way forward.

With the launch of the report, FAO makes a commitment to do even more to mainstream gender considerations in our efforts to achieve Better Production, Better Nutrition, Better Environment and Better Life.

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The status of women in agrifood systems

Tackling gender inequalities in agrifood systems and empowering women reduces hunger, boosts the economy, and reinforces resilience to shocks like climate...