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Summary of the FAO policy on gender equality: Attaining food security goals in agriculture and rural development

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Gender equality is central to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of rural populations. FAO can achieve its goals only if it simultaneously works towards gender equality and supports women’s diverse roles in agriculture and rural development. More

Women and Natural Resources in Peacebuilding: Strengthening participation, improving protection and aiding empowerment

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

As primary managers and users of natural resources in many conflict-affected contexts, women have a key role to play in peacebuilding but are often excluded from decision-making over natural resource management. This report analyses how women's empowerment and the sustainable use of natural resources can be pursued together to help build lasting peace. More

Ending poverty: Learning from good practices of small and marginal farmers

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This publication is intended for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) staff and other development practitioners. The publication records experiences gained and good practices identified by participants, and summarizes the lessons learned by drawing on the experiences of smallholder female farmers in India. The publication also documents the models that make SEWA of India an exemplary organization in addressing grass-roots issues using a needs-based, capacity-development approach. More

Gender equality and food security: Women’s empowerment as a tool against hunger

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This report explores how gender equality can contribute to food security. The report describes the relationship between gender-based discrimination and the different channels through which households and individuals access food. It concludes that while equality of treatment between women and men and food security are mutually supportive, gender equality remains an elusive goal in many regions, and a transformation of traditional gender roles is urgently needed. More

Decent rural employment for food security: A case for action

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Promoting decent employment is essential to achieving food security and reducing poverty. This Case for Action argues that improving policy coherence between employment and agricultural initiatives and investing more in the promotion of decent rural employment contribute highly to the interlinked challenges of fighting rural poverty and feeding a growing world population in a sustainable way. More

Improvement of the situation of women in rural areas: 2011 report of the Secretary-General (A/66/181)

Monday, July 25, 2011

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/140, reviews the activities undertaken by Member States and United Nations entities to empower rural women and contains recommendations for consideration by the Assembly. More

The state of food and agriculture 2010–2011: Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The State of Food and Agriculture 2010–11 makes the "business case" for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment. The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, in part because women do not have equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. Promoting gender equality is not only good for women; it is also good for agricultural development. More

Improvement of the situation of women in rural areas (A/RES/64/140)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the topic of women in rural areas. More

Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty

Friday, January 1, 2010

This report is the result of a collaborative effort of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) team working on the Gender Dimension of Rural Employment. It discusses key issues related to gender equality and rural employment in the context of poverty reduction. It presents various policy responses, empirical data and good practices. More

Rural poverty report 2011: New realities, new challenges: New opportunities for tomorrow’s generation

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Rural Poverty Report 2011 provides a coherent and comprehensive look at rural poverty, its consequences and the prospects for eradicating it. The report contains updated estimates by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) regarding how many rural poor people there are in the developing world, poverty rates in rural areas, and the percentage of poor people residing in rural areas. More

Improvement of the situation of women in rural areas: 2009 report of the Secretary-General (A/64/190)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 62/136, reviews the activities undertaken by Member States and United Nations entities to empower rural women and improve their situation and contains recommendations for consideration by the Assembly. More

World survey on the role of women in development: Women’s control over economic resources and access to financial resources, including microfinance: Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/93)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The present report is the sixth World Survey on the Role of Women in Development. In its resolution 59/248, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to update the World Survey in 2009. In its resolution 60/210, the Assembly decided that the theme for the survey would be “women’s control over economic resources and access to financial resources, including microfinance”. More

Improvement of the situation of women in rural areas (A/RES/62/136)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the topic of women in rural areas. More

Improvement of the situation of women in rural areas: 2007 Report of the Secretary-General (A/62/202)

Friday, August 3, 2007

The present report responds to General Assembly resolution 60/138. It reviews the activities undertaken by Member States and United Nations entities to improve the situation of women in rural areas, including by addressing the empowerment of rural women. Recommendations for consideration by the Assembly are provided. More

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