Research to Foster Gender Mainstreaming for Sustainable Rural Development and Food Security in the Mediterranean Area

The objective of this session is to bring concrete experiences and recommendations on the importance of including the sex and gender dimension into research and cooperation projects in order to improve the livelihoods of rural women in the Mediterranean countries; increase women;s participation in natural resources management and the local agri food value chains; and mainstream gender issues and promote women;s empowerment within National policies, strategies and programmes.


Maroun El Moujabber, International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), Bari, Italy


  • Juan Antonio Sagardoy: Senior expert on Gender
  • Nora Osama, Arab Women Organization (AWO)
  • Patrizia Pugliese, CIHEAM Baru
  • Roula Khadra, CIHEAM Bari
  • Stefania Congia, Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, Italy