This page provides an overview of the SARD related publications, including training manuals, extension guides, studies and tools. To access the latest SARD related publications go to: Recent Releases or check the Focus Areas pages on this site.
Solution Exchange (2006) Booklet on Promoting SARD through the Employment Guarantee Scheme in India, Food and Nutrition Security Community in collaboration with the SARD Initiative, New Delhi, India
The Booklet summarizes Indian development practitioners’ recommendations on how labourers and community-based groups could influence the planning process for projects under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) to ensure that they result in the creation of productive and durable assets of value for rural communities.
J.Leavy, P. Termine, G. Rugalema (2006) Agricultural Labour as Stakeholders in Land Reform: A Review, input paper to ICARRD, Porto Alegre, Brazil
This draft paper examines the extent to which agricultural workers are stakeholders in land reform, drawing conclusions from case study illustrations and theoretical literature about the ways different land reform processes impact on agricultural labour.
Asia-Japan Partnership Network for Poverty Reduction (2006) Directory of Japanese Sustainable Agriculture Practitioners, with support from UNDP and ANGOC, Quezon City, Philippines (Not available online)
The directory documents nine success stories of Japanese farmers utilizing sustainable farming techniques. Highlights include recycling household refuse through separation of organic waste for use as fertilizer and alternative marketing of organic products. These individual farmers’ initiatives demonstrate that alternatives to conventional agriculture exist and are being successfully implemented in Japan.
FAO-ILO-IUF (2005) Agricultural workers and their contribution to Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development, Rome, Italy
The report focuses on the 450 million women and men who are employed as waged agricultural workers, and are at the heart of the food production system. Data on the size and composition of the waged workforce are provided to raise awareness about the conditions, demographics and needs of agricultural workers by policy and decision makers.
SARD Initiative (2005) Civil Society and Government contributions to the SARD Initiative, Rome Italy
This collection contains civil society and government partners’ proposals to achieve SARD, based on a selection from a larger set on the basis of their potential to demonstrate clear and measurable benefits for the poorest rural communities at country level.
FAO and World Food Programme, WFP (2005) Guidelines on Socio-economic and Gender Analysis for emergency and rehabilitation programmes, Rome, Italy
This practical tool is designed to assist managerial and operational staff to mainstream gender throughout the project sequence and in all aspects of emergency interventions, from food aid, nutrition and household food security to agricultural policy in crisis situations.
SARD Initiative (2004) SARD Retrospective Study: Looking Back to Look Forward, Rome, Italy
This study revisits a number of projects which were considered to be good practices or successful cases 5 to 10 years ago to learn, in retrospect, about those elements which are most enduring. Retrospective studies in Honduras, Zimbabwe and the Philippines are the basis of the lessons learned about sustainable dimensions of good practices long after project completion.
FAO and International Indian Treaty Council, IITC (2003) Survey on Cultural Indicators of SARD in Indigenous People’s Traditional Foods and Cultures, Rome Italy
This survey of Indigenous persons and Indigenous people representatives (128) provides insights into the relationship between traditional cultural practices and food systems and the development practices, approaches and factors that Indigenous peoples consider to have a critical impact on their communities, household livelihoods, cultures, health and overall well-being.
FAO and International Service for National Agricultural Research, ISNAR (2001) Training manual on gender analysis for monitoring and evaluation: the ‘Engendered Logframe’ approach, Washington, USA
This training manual, based on experiential learning theory and participatory design, seeks to make programs more responsive to gender issues, by providing trainers with the information, activities and materials they need to plan and deliver a training programme effectively.
FAO Marketing Extension Guides, Agricultural Support Systems Division
Through this website, the Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Service of FAO provides access to a wide range of training materials and tools to help small farmers improve their livelihoods sustainably.