Gender Equality and Rural Empowerment

Exchanging experiences in El Salvador and Guatemala

In an effort to create better opportunities for rural women in Latin America – and across the globe – the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have combined forces to create a grant programme focused on sharing experiences in gender equality and rural empowerment. One key element of the programme was to bring rural men and women together with experts on gender equity, value chains and rural development to share experiences. With this in mind, the program hosted study tours in Guatemala and El Salvador that brought various actors together to find new ways to weave social inclusion into the very fabric of society. This is their story.