Programme for Gender Equality in Agriculture & Rural Development – FAO
Date: January 1, 2017
FAO Programme for Gender Equality in Agriculture and Rural Development
Direct Link to Full 77-Page 2016 FAO Publication:
http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6618e.pdf – Report also available on website above, in French & Spanish
FAO recognizes the potential of rural women and men in achieving food security and nutrition and is committed to overcoming gender inequality, in line with the pledge to “leave no one behind”, which is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. The publication illustrates the consistent and sustained work of FAO towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, which are at the core of the Organization’s work to eliminate hunger and rural poverty. Each chapter highlights the relevance of gender work to achieving the FAO Strategic Objectives, and describes main results achieved, showcasing activities implemented at country and international levels. Stories from the field demonstrate the impact of FAO’s work for beneficiaries, highlighting successes and significant insights gained.