Empowering women in food systems and strengthening the local capacities and resilience of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the agrifood sector
The subprogramme main goal is to contribute to poverty reduction, jobs creation, food security and nutrition by improving the economic, social and environmental sustainability of agrifood value chains in SIDS. It also aims at enhancing the development of efficient, resilient and inclusive food systems, which are key to mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural settings.
More specifically, the suprogramme aims to enhance rural women’s ability to participate in and benefit from agrifood value chains, by fostering an enabling institutional environment and by increasing their access and control over productive resources, innovative and climate-resilient services, technologies and practices.
The SUbprogramme supports value chain actors to be equipped with technical and managerial capacities to develop inclusive, efificent and sustainable agriculture and food value chains by raising awereness about the situation of climate change and risks in SIDS and the importance of implementing concrete mitigation measures in the agricultural and tourism sectors; the preservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage for healthy diets; and the implementation of gender transformative approaches.