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Gender Inequalities in Rural Employment: A country profile on Tanzania Mainland

(FAO, 2014)

This country profile aims to contribute to a better understanding of the types and the degree of existing employment-related gender inequalities in rural settings of Tanzania Mainland. It also sheds light on existing inequalities in terms of access to productive resources – in particular land, time use patterns and educational conditions – recognizing their close correlation with labour productivity and income generating capacity. The profile highlights key areas of attention for policy makers to better integrate gender equality and decent rural employment in agriculture and rural development policies and programmes. It constitutes an important added value to existing sources, most notably because it provides rural-specific information and cross-examines different dimensions of inequality. 64 pp.

Land and Gender: Improving data availability and use in the Western Balkans

(FAO, 2014)

Although women and men in the Western Balkans have equal legal status in relation to property, gender disaggregated data shows that local customs, cultural norms, and traditions often prevail over laws. It is therefore not uncommon for women to lose their entitlements to male relatives. FAO and the World Bank ECA land team are working together to integrate gender equality principles into ongoing Land Administration projects and into the design of a new project in the Western Balkans. 4 pp.

 

Women in Forestry: Challenges and Opportunities

(FAO, 2014)

Men and women play different roles in forestry and agroforestry systems in developing countries. Compared with men, women are frequently disadvantaged in their access to and control over forest resources, and in the economic opportunities available to them. Policies and practices empowering women in the forest sector can yield significant benefits to food security and nutrition, to the sustainable management of forests, and to the livelihoods of forest-dependent people and their societies. 11 pp.

FAO success stories on climate-smart agriculture

(FAO, 2014)

This booklet provides examples of climate-smart systems by showcasing some FAO success stories in various countries. The cases have been selected from the FAO Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Sourcebook launched in 2013 to show the diversity of potential options across different regions and agricultural systems also covering subjects such as biodiversity and gender. 24 pp.

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