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Lead expert group paves way for improved global institutional and policy framework for rural women’s economic empowerment

23/9/2011
FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Women convened an Expert Group Meeting from the 20-23 September 2011 in Accra, Ghana to identify strategies and recommendations to enhance the economic empowerment of rural women.

Forest ownership rights can improve peoples’ livelihoods

13/7/2011
Reforming forest tenure systems and securing forest ownership rights can significantly improve peoples’ livelihoods and enable them to gain income from forest products, said FAO in a newly published guide, Reforming Forest Tenure.

FAO’s 37th Biennial Conference: A commitment to women in agriculture at the highest Level

12/7/2011
The vital role of women in agriculture and rural development was the theme of the thirty-seventh session of the biennial FAO Governing Conference (25 June-2 July 2011).

Preventing hazardous child labour in agriculture

13/6/2011
Worldwide 215 million children are engaged in child labour, and of these 115 million are involved in what is considered to be hazardous work. Agriculture is the sector where the largest share of child labourers is found - a staggering 60 percent of boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 17.

Integrating gender in communication for rural development

29/4/2011
The FAO-Dimitra Project recently launched a handbook for all development practitioners, which examines the need to include gender in communication for rural development initiatives and provides guidance on achieving this successfully.
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