Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Climate change and gender issues cut across all of the work of FAO. Working with farmers and policymakers, FAO aims to ensure that climate-smart practices clearly recognize and address the different needs of men and women, in order to make a clear contribution to reducing food insecurity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the adaptability of farming systems.

FAO's Gender and Climate Sites

Climate change


Climate Change & Gender

FAO's Online Resources

Training Manuals

Gender Matter? Food Security in Andhra Pradesh, India

FAO. 2008. Gender and equity issues in liquid biofuels production. Minimizing the risks to maximize the opportunities

IIED/University of Greenwich/FAO. 2008. Climate change and land tenure. The implications of climate change for land tenure and land policy

FAO. 2007. People-Centred Climate Change Adaptation:Integrating Gender Issues

FAO. 2006. Energy and Gender issues in rural sustainable development

FAO. 2004. Gender Perspectives on the Conventions on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification. Rome, FAO

SOFA 2010-11 Report

Additional Gender Publications