GENDERGender and Population Division
and Sustainable Development in Drylands:
an Analysis of Field Experiences
Sustainable Development Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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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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1 OVERVIEW: CHALLENGES IN DRYLANDS AND GENDER CONSIDERATIONS
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
• Drylands, desertification and poverty
• Gender roles in drylands.
• Gender roles in biodiversity and land conservation
What lessons can we draw from the case studies?
3 THE FIELD EXPERIENCE CASE STUDIES.
Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal
India - Tamil Nadu
India - Telengana, Andhra Pradesh