The brochure serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for other women entrepreneurs, farmers, and innovator in agriculture and rural areas by presenting these women-led projects.
The EU CAP Network recently released an inspiring brochure that shines a spotlight on women-led projects and initiatives funded by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which are driving gender equality in rural areas. FLIARA celebrates these achievements and the increased visibility of innovative women across the European Union.
Aligned with the European Commission’s 2020-2025 Gender Equality Strategy, the CAP now incorporates a Specific Objective aimed at bolstering the role of women in farming and accelerating the social inclusion of rural women. This objective is crucial for narrowing the gender gap and promoting gender equality, a fundamental principle of the European Union that is still to be fully realised in any EU Member State.
Recognising that inclusion is built upon involvement and empowerment, the CAP possesses the potential to foster more inclusive rural areas by encouraging rural women’s participation and recognition in local decision-making processes, businesses, and communities.
The newly published Projects Brochure, featuring exemplary initiatives from Czechia, Estonia, France, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden, offers valuable perspectives and experiences that showcase the CAP’s capacity to advance gender equality in rural areas.
The showcased projects illustrate the diverse range of activities led by women, from sustainable farming practices to technological innovations and community development initiatives. The brochure not only celebrates the achievements of these exceptional women but also acts as a testament to the transforming power of gender-inclusive policies and programmes by sharing their tales and triumphs.
FLIARA applauds the EU CAP Network for their dedication to promoting gender equality in agriculture and rural areas. The brochure raises awareness and acknowledgement for the significant contributions of women in these disciplines by presenting these woman-led projects and efforts. FLIARA joins the EU CAP Network in promoting an inclusive and equitable future for rural communities, where women’s abilities and potential are fully appreciated and valued.
To explore the Projects Brochure and learn more about the remarkable CAP-funded projects led by women, please visit the EU CAP Network’s website at https://eu-cap-network.ec.europa.eu/publications/rural-women-projects-brochure_en#section–resources.