Rural Households and Resources
A Pocket Guide for Extension Workers

SEAGA
Socio-Economic and Gender Analysis Programme

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

 
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Index

FOREWORD

FAO’s socio-economic and gender analysis (SEAGA) approach

EXTENSION AND RURAL HOUSEHOLDS: WHY CONSIDER GENDER?

Gender-responsive extension approaches
Households, resources and their management
Overview questions on the management of household resources

RURAL HOUSEHOLDS AND THE DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT

Development context: Guiding questions
Gender, households, livelihoods and HIV/AIDS
Checklists for HIV/AIDS issues in subsistence agriculture
Checklist for potential responses to lessen the impact of HIV/AIDS

RURAL HOUSEHOLDS: CONSTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Some questions to ask to address gender-related constraints
Assessing household constraints & opportunities
Assessing extension service providers and stakeholders
Household resources: Water
Household resources: Land
Household resources: Credit, savings & income-generation
Household resources: Time & labour-saving technologies
Nutrition and different household members

TIPS FOR APPLYING SOCIO-ECONOMIC & GENDER ANALYSIS

Practical suggestions for planning an extension visit
What to do with the analysis and the results
Presenting results and making information available

GLOSSARY

SEAGA TOOLBOX

Tool 1 - Village resource map
Tool 2 - Resource matrix
Tool 3 - Economic ranking
Tool 4 - Health ranking
Tool 5 - Activity matrix
Tool 6 - Sources and use of money
Tool 7 - Stakeholder analysis
Tool 8 - Pair-wise ranking
Tool 9 - Problem analysis chart
Tool 10 - Community action plan

REFERENCES

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