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

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.

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Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Rural development; Poverty; Rural women

Resource type: Policy strategies

Resource year: 2014

Publishing entities: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)