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Summary of the FAO policy on gender equality: Attaining food security goals in agriculture and rural development

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Gender equality is central to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of rural populations. FAO can achieve its goals only if it simultaneously works towards gender equality and supports women’s diverse roles in agriculture and rural development.

The gender and equity implications of land-related investments on land access and labour and income-generating opportunities: A case study of selected agricultural investments in Lao PDR

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This report examines how agricultural investments in Lao People's Democratic Republic affect rural employment opportunities for women and men as well as their access to land. It also provides policy recommendations on key issues.

Ending poverty: Learning from good practices of small and marginal farmers

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This publication is intended for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) staff and other development practitioners. The publication records experiences gained and good practices identified by participants, and summarizes the lessons learned by drawing on the experiences of smallholder female farmers in India. The publication also documents the models that make SEWA of India an exemplary organization in addressing grass-roots issues using a needs-based, capacity-development approach.

The gender and equity implications of land-related investments on land access, labour and income-generating opportunities: A case study of selected agricultural investments in Zambia

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This study assesses the ways agricultural investments affect women and men in Zambia through two case studies, the Kaleya Smallholder Company Ltd and ETC Bio-Energy Ltd, to then provide recommendations for investors and policymakers.

Good practice policies to eliminate gender inequalities in fish value chains

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This paper highlights some of the key gender inequalities in fisheries and aquaculture value chains that lead to marked underperformance by women, and proposes some good practice policies that can lead to sustainable increases in production, processing and marketing of high-quality fish; increases in women's incomes and those of their families; and a reduction in household food insecurity and malnutrition among the poor.

Governing land for women and men

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Gender equality is one of the 10 core principles of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. This technical guide supports the principle of gender equality in tenure governance. The guide focuses on equity and on how land tenure can be governed in ways that address the different needs and priorities of women and men.

Gender equality and food security: Women’s empowerment as a tool against hunger

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This report explores how gender equality can contribute to food security. The report describes the relationship between gender-based discrimination and the different channels through which households and individuals access food. It concludes that while equality of treatment between women and men and food security are mutually supportive, gender equality remains an elusive goal in many regions, and a transformation of traditional gender roles is urgently needed.

The gender and equity implications of land-related investments on land access, labour and income-generating opportunities in Northern Ghana: The case study of Integrated Tamale Fruit Company

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This report examines how agricultural investments in Ghana affect economic opportunities for women, as compared to men. It draws on a case study of the Integrated Tamale Food Company and provides recommendations for investors and policymakers.

Community listeners’ clubs: Stepping stones for action in rural areas

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

This publication summarises the unique experience of the community listeners' clubs set up in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-Dimitra and its partners. These action-based information and communication processes have proved so successful that Dimitra decided to share the experience.

Decent rural employment for food security: A case for action

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Promoting decent employment is essential to achieving food security and reducing poverty. This Case for Action argues that improving policy coherence between employment and agricultural initiatives and investing more in the promotion of decent rural employment contribute highly to the interlinked challenges of fighting rural poverty and feeding a growing world population in a sustainable way.

Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The guide provides an understanding of the concepts related to gender and climate-smart agriculture; describes participatory methods for conducting gender-sensitive research on the impacts of climate change and offers guidance on different ways of reporting research so that it may be analysed correctly. It ensures that information on gender and climate change is collected, which allows for better formulation of gender-sensitive policies and programmes for rural development.

Communicating gender for rural development: Integrating gender in communication for development

Monday, August 1, 2011

The document is designed to promote the introduction of a gender perspective into communication for development initiatives in rural areas. The publication will be useful to all development practitioners, particularly rural communicators and staff of community radio stations.

The vital role of women in agriculture and rural development

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The document highlights the vital role of women in agriculture and rural development. It demonstrates that eliminating the gap between men and women in access to agricultural resources would raise yields on women’s farms by 20-30 per cent and increase agricultural production in developing countries by 2.5-4 per cent, which could in turn reduce the number of undernourished people ly by 12-17 percent or 100-150 million people.

The state of food and agriculture 2010–2011: Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The State of Food and Agriculture 2010–11 makes the "business case" for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment. The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, in part because women do not have equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. Promoting gender equality is not only good for women; it is also good for agricultural development.

Country programming framework: Integrating gender issues

Friday, January 1, 2010

These guidelines provide practical guidance to support Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representatives and officers from headquarters and decentralized offices in integrating gender equality concerns into the Country Programming Framework (CPF).

Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty

Friday, January 1, 2010

This report is the result of a collaborative effort of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) team working on the Gender Dimension of Rural Employment. It discusses key issues related to gender equality and rural employment in the context of poverty reduction. It presents various policy responses, empirical data and good practices.

Socio-economic and gender analysis (SEAGA) for emergency and rehabilitation programmes

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

This publication explains the importance of including a gender perspective in emergency operations and assisting emergency specialists in gender-sensitive planning.

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