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GENDER
and Sustainable Development in Drylands:
an Analysis of Field Experiences
Gender and Population Division
Sustainable Development Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

© FAO 2003

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Document originally prepared by Marina Laudazi (consultant), under the supervision of Yianna Lambrou (FAO Gender and Population Division), and with editorial assistance from Jane Shaw and Christiane Monsieur (consultants).

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CONTENTS

1   OVERVIEW: CHALLENGES IN DRYLANDS AND GENDER CONSIDERATIONS

Introduction

What are drylands?

Main issues in drylands

Theoretical framework of the document

The human dimension in UN environmental and related conventions.

FAO’s activities related to drylands

2   FINDINGS OF THE FIELD EXPERIENCES, LESSONS LEARNED AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Key findings

Drylands, desertification and poverty

Gender roles in drylands.

Gender roles in biodiversity and land conservation

What lessons can we draw from the case studies?

Recommendations

3   THE FIELD EXPERIENCE CASE STUDIES.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal

China.

India - Tamil Nadu

India - Telengana, Andhra Pradesh

Kenya

Mali

Mauritania

Morocco

Niger

South Africa

Sudan

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