SDG2 Zero Hunger

Migration and gender

This one-lesson course considers the gender dimension of rural migration. As men and women experience migration differently, to reduce the vulnerability and empower both rural women migrants and women who stay behind, it is essential to integrate gender into policies and programmes on migration and rural development.

Audience

Individuals who would especially benefit from taking the course include:

FAO Climate Smart Agriculture E-Learning Courses

We are extremely pleased to inform you that the five elearning courses related to Climate Smart Agriculture are now available online, free of charge, as a global public good, through the FAO elearning Center under the Category: “Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation“.
 
The course titles and direct links are provided below and the corresponding fact sheets, which are now included in the FAO elearning Center digital catalogue (available below), are attached for easy reference. 

Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific: Water and Sanitation

The fifth in the series of Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific policy papers (following Education, Decent Work, Clean Energy and Children’s Nutrition) , this paper highlights why it is important to reduce inequalities in access to clean water and basic sanitation. It also introduces new ways of analyzing surveys to measure inequality of opportunity and to identify the shared circumstances of those “furthest behind” in 22 ESCAP member States.

Addressing gender and climate change adaptation in Viet Nam’s agriculture sectors

According to the global climate risk index, Viet Nam is one of the ten nations most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Typhoons and other extreme weather events are increasing. 

Another impact is sea level rise, which is leading to saline intrusion, destroying rice fields and other crops. 

Women farmers now form the majority of agricultural workers in the province because men are migrating to cities to work.

Addressing Gender in Climate Change Policies for Agriculture

Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Viet Nam, Uganda and Colombia are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Integrating agriculture in national adaptation plans

The agriculture sectors are the most vulnerable to climate change and climate variability. Through a programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation plans (NAP-Ag), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are supporting eleven countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to plan for adaptation in the agriculture sectors.

RICE

While RICE continues to invest in its core strengths of genetic improvement and natural resources management, it will expand its scope to cover rice value chains from producer to consumer and diversified farming systems.
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