Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Family Farming Interventions to Close the Gender Gap: Lessons from Africa


A panel of high-level experts, from governments, civil society, private sector and academia, will share their stories and experiences in closing the close the gender gap in family farming in Africa.  The discussion will include identifying common challenges women face and offering policy recommendations to help eliminate the disparities between women and men, while strengthening family farming.

Distinguished Speakers:

Opening remarks by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva  

  • H.E. Amadou Allahoury Diallo, Niger Minister 3N Initiative
  • Mr. Ibrahim Coulibaly, IYFF Special Ambassador
  • Dr. Thelma Awori, Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund
  • Ms. Rosalie Ndeye Lo, NEPAD
  • Ms. Prudence Nompumelelo Dhlomo, Africa Meets Europe Cuisine
  • Mr. Jonathan Jacobs, Malawi Mangoes
  • Ms. Beatrice Gakuba, Rwanda Flora
  • Dr. Mrs. Olubunmi Ashimolowo, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
  • Ms. Gladwell Wambui Kahara, Youth Representative to the United Nations

Closing remarks by Ms. Marcela Villarreal, Director OPC, FAO

Event moderator: Ms. Ndisale Brave, Deputy Director ESP, FAO

When: 12.30 pm CEST - 17/10/2014
Where: Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO-HQ, Rome

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Photo credit: ©FAO/Riccardo Gangale

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