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What role can Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition?

This document summarizes the online discussion on what role can Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition? Which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 19 June to 9 July 2017. The discussion was facilitated by Hajnalka Petrics, Soniia David and Fatima Hachem from FAO, and Edye Kuyper from INGENAES.

In this discussion, participants shared ideas on the role Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) should have with regard to broader development. Participants were, in particular, invited to submit examples of AEAS successfully addressing gender inequalities and improved nutrition, but also to discuss the challenges that have impeded them to do so. Furthermore, participants were asked what the role and main activities of a global forum such as the GFRAS Nutrition Working Group should be in helping AEAS to become more gender-sensitive and able to contribute to improved nutrition.

Over the three weeks of discussion, participants from twenty-six countries shared sixty-four contributions. The topic introduction and the questions proposed, as well as the contributions received, are available on the discussion page or click download to get a copy.