Joint Programme on Gender Transformative Approaches
for Food Security and Nutrition

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The three United Nations Rome-based Agencies - FAO, IFAD and WFP - are working together to tackle the root causes of gender inequality and trigger transformative change processes that lead to gender equality and women’s empowerment, with the aim of contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2 on zero hunger.

Persisting inequalities between women and men undermine global efforts to end hunger, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Conventional gender-sensitive methodologies, which tend to focus on treating the symptoms of gender discrimination without addressing the structural determinants of gender inequality, have often fallen short in attaining long-standing and transformative impacts.

The Joint Programme on Gender Transformative Approaches for Food Security and Nutrition (JP GTA) is implemented by FAO, IFAD and WFP in collaboration with and through financial support from the European Union. It is inspired by and contributes to the implementation of the EU Gender Equality Strategy and its gender action plans, in particular the EU Gender Action Plan III.

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JP GTA - 2021 in Review

The ‘2021 In Review’ offers a snapshot of the milestones, achievements and activities of the Joint Programme over the course of the past year, with links to articles, publications and event recordings. The report is broadly structured along the four pillars of the JP GTA, with sections focusing on knowledge generation, country-level activities, capacity development and learning, and policy support and institutional engagement.


Guide to formulating gendered social norms indicators in the context of food security and nutrition 

This guide will assist with formulating indicators to measure changes in gendered social norms in the context of food security and nutrition. It also offers an initial set of example indicators that programme implementers can draw on to assess social norms change in the context of food security and nutrition programmes.

Gender transformative approaches for food security, improved nutrition and sustainable agriculture –
A compendium of fifteen good practices

This Compendium includes the individual templates of 15 good practices of GTAs, provides a synthesis of their main features and describes the implementation arrangements, among other information.

The Compendium is available in English, French and Spanish.


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