FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa

Despite progress achieved in the past decades, the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region still shows some of the widest gender gaps in the world, particularly in relation to political representation and economic participation.

FAO recognizes that these inequalities are obstacles to building greener, inclusive, and resilient food systems able to deliver food security and nutrition to all.

For this reason, the Regional Office has a stand-alone programme of work on gender equality and women’s empowerment that addresses gender as a cross-cutting theme in all its regional priorities and initiatives.

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NENA Network on Gender and Food Systems

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Cultivating Change: How Farmer Field Schools on livestock and dairy are empowering rural Yemeni women

Now I can help meet my family needs, for example those related to the health and education of my children,” stated a participant of one of the women-only...

FAO and MoA launch project to enhance food security and livelihoods of vulnerable rural women in Jordan

16 May 2023, Amman, Jordan – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in cooperation with the Ministry...

Country Gender Assessments
The Republic of the Sudan: Country Gender Assessment Of The Agriculture And Rural Sector

The Sudan has been undergoing major political and social changes since the December 2018 revolution and the end of the 30-year-long dictatorship....

Palestine: Country Gender Assessment Of The Agriculture And Rural Sector

This Country Gender Assessment (CGA, or Assessment), conducted in Palestine’s West Bank and Gaza Strip, examines existing gender roles and gaps between...

Lebanon: Country Gender Assessment Of The Agriculture And Rural Sector

Lebanese agriculture mostly relies on crops (fruit trees, olive trees, cereals and tobacco), livestock (sheep, goats and poultry) and dairy production....

Farmer Field Schools and Women’s Empowerment

A video interview with Valentina Franchi, Gender Specialist at FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa. The interview took place in Al...