EVENT: Step it up together with rural women to end hunger and poverty

FAO, IFAD, and WFP cordially invite you to the joint celebrations of 2017 International Women’s Day. The event will held on Wednesday 8th March 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m (Rome time) and webcast is open to participation: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4310/icode/ As the UN-wide theme for IWD 2017 is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by >> Read more

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Policy Officer (Gender and Social and Institutional System) – Santiago, Chile

FAO's Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean is recruiting for a policy officer with a technical focus on gender equality and women's empowerment, rural institutions, social policies, social and institutional systems, social, ethnic, racial, and economic inclusion, social protection, rural poverty eradication. See the full description here.

Making sense of land, statistics, and gender

Making sense of land, statistics, and gender (pdf) is a new infographic from the Gender and Land Rights database (GLRD) of the FAO and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). The infographic explores the correct use of land ownership statistics (ownership understood in a broad sense beyond individual property rights) and highlights how gender >> Read more

IFAD, FAO, and WFP celebration for International Women’s Day

The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have the pleasure to invite you to join them in celebrating the 2016 International Women’s Day at WFP Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The joint International Women’s Day event will take place on Tuesday, 08 March 2016 from >> Read more

How can ICTs promote gender equality in rural areas?

e-Agriculture is collecting information on the topic 'Gender and the use of ICTs for agricultural and rural development - How ICTs can promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in rural areas', to prepare a paper on the subject. ICT initiatives are often generic and fail to recognize that the introduction of ICTs in a community will >> Read more

New online discussion on Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building

The Institute of Development Studies and the FAO are launching an online discussion as part of the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition to better understand the potential interactions between food security, gender equality, and peace-building. The discussion will help to identify entry points for policy interventions that support food security and build resilience among men >> Read more

New FAO publication: Running out of time: The Reduction of women’s work burden in agricultural production

Abstract: Based on a broad literature review, this publication discusses rural women’s time poverty in agriculture, elaborates on its possible causes and implications and provides insight into the various types of constraints that affect the adoption of solutions for reducing work burden. This paper raises questions about the adequacy of women’s access to technologies, services >> Read more

Publication: Gender-specific Approaches, Rural Institutions and Technological Innovations

A new publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), is available, titled: Gender-specific Approaches, Rural Institutions and Technological Innovations: Identifying Demand- and Supply-Side Constraints and Opportunities in Access, Adoption, and Impact of Agricultural Technological Innovations. >> Read more

New gender and food security online course from FAO

FAO has launched a new e-learning course to help policy-makers and agricultural planners develop gender-responsive policies and programmes for food and nutrition security. The total curriculum consists of 14 lessons, ranging from approximately 10 to 80 minutes duration, and takes 13 hours to complete in its entirety.

Resources: Sharpening the Focus on Gender in Agriculture, UN Food and Agriculture Organization Toolkit

A new FAO toolkit aims to sharpen the focus of anti-hunger and development efforts by helping countries gather more accurate information on differences between men and women in agriculture.  The Agri-Gender Database, developed in response to a request from the African Commission on Agricultural Statistics (AFCAS), offers step-by-step, example-driven guidance on how to collect gender >> Read more