The FAO Report on the Status of Women in Agrifood Systems will be launched during a High-Level event to be held on 13 April 2023.
For the first time in more than a decade, the new FAO report provides a comprehensive picture of the status of women not only in agriculture, but across agrifood systems. It presents extensive data and lessons learned about gender in agrifood systems, with particular focus on how women participate in and benefit from socio-economic opportunities. Furthermore, it demonstrates how shocks in agrifood systems, such as the COVID-19 Pandemic, have a differential impact on men, boys, women and girls and their coping strategies. The report provides policy-oriented insights and makes specific recommendations on the best way forward.
Women’s participation in agrifood systems is changing and is now more complex than ever before. The report shows how gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to the transition towards sustainable, productive and resilient agrifood systems and how the transformation of agrifood systems can contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment. With the launch of the report, FAO makes a commitment to do even more to mainstream gender considerations in our efforts to achieve FAO’s Four Betters; Better Production, Better Nutrition, Better Environment and Better Life.
The event will be opened by the FAO Director-General and its speakers will include high-level government officials, policy makers and distinguished researchers. Presenters will highlight the relevance of the report’s findings for decision makers, development actors, the private sector, civil society and academia. Different stakeholders will share insights from their own work on gender equality and empowering women in agrifood systems, as a key ingredient for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Interpretation will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The agenda for the event will be made available in due course.