Webinar: Global solutions for integrating gender equality in farmer field schools (FFS)

Webinar: Global solutions for integrating gender equality in farmer field schools (FFS)

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In many countries, women are the unrecognized driving force of agrifood systems, yet they often face barriers to full participation in decision-making and income-generating activities. Globally, 36 per cent of working women are employed in agrifood systems. Gender inequality remains a key driver of poverty and one of the most widespread forms of injustice globally.

Farmer Field Schools (FFS) have emerged as powerful tools for breaking down these barriers and empowering women in agricultural communities. To do so, FFS has developed gender-specific tools, methodologies, good practices, and synergies with complementary approaches.

These experiences show that, while focusing on empowering farmers in general, FFS notably succeeded in empowering women in agrifood systems, transforming how they act and are perceived within their communities. FFS have the potential to break down gender barriers, merge gender gaps, and empower women to actively participate in farm management, decision-making, and leadership roles.

The webinar—collaboratively organized by FAO ESP, the Global FFS Platform, and CARE—aims to share the latest findings from FAO and CARE USA’s stocktaking on gender integration in FFS programs. It will shed light on FFS’s empowering outcomes, such as improved access to services, better time management, and enhanced decision-making capacities, particularly for women.

Date: 30 May 2024

Time: 11:30 – 13:00 (GMT+2)

Interpretation: English and French

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Join us to discover how FFS can transform gender roles, boost participation, and empower women in decision-making through FFS!