Agriculture / Women

UN Agencies launch new report on gender and agriculture

Today, three United Nations agencies launch a ground-breaking study and a set of action-oriented policy briefs on gender and work in agricultural and rural areas.

The joint study “Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty – status, trends and gaps” was produced by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Office (ILO) following two years of work begun in 2009, and is the first comprehensive look at gender and work in rural areas since the start of the global economic crisis.

Read more … (IFAD)

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