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WOCAN at the FAOs Regional Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities towards Rural Women’s Empowerment Agrarian Transformations and the Changing Role of Women in Agriculture and Food Systems

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 9:00pm to Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:00pm

(Asia/Bangkok)

Jeannette Gurung will participate in the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Asia Pacific Regional Workshop on 'Challenges and opportunities towards rural women's empowerment Agratian transformations and the changing role of women in agriculuture and food systems being held on 7-8 July 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The objectives of the workshop are to foster exchange of knowledge and experiences among member countries in Asia and the Pacific on rural women's key role in agriculture, food systems and food and nutrition security, and to identify and discuss priority areas for action and good practices that can support gender equality and rual women's economic empowerment. The workshop will involve the participation of gender focal points from member countries, FAO gender focal points in each country, as well as representatives of UN agencies, civil society organizations, farmers' organizations and development partners.