FAO in Viet Nam

Strengthening women's leadership in Family Farming and sustainable food systems


Under the framework of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming, FAO is organizing a series of regional webinars in collaboration with the World Rural Forum (WFR).

The United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF) reaffirms that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will make a critical contribution to progress on all sustainable development goals and targets.

Through one of its seven pillars of action (pillar 3), the UNDFF encourages the promotion of gender equity in family farming and the leadership role of rural women. It is emphasized that strengthening women's capacities and improving their participation and leadership role in processes for political, social, cultural and economic equity must translate into an increased capacity to propose, design and participate in specific public policies that address gender inequalities.

The purpose of these virtual meetings will be to strengthen the capacities of women family farmers and their leadership role within the framework of the UNDFF so that they can actively participate in the implementation of the UNDFF at the national and regional levels, and therefore, in the design of policies and programs in favour of rural women.

The Regional webinar for Asia “Strengthening women's leadership in Family Farming and sustainable food systems” will take place on the 30th of July from 15:30 to 18:30 (Manila time). Objective of the webinar is to reflect on lessons learned and key elements for the success of these processes and the empowerment of rural women.