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Running out of time: The reduction of women’s work burden in agricultural production

(FAO, 2015)

Based on a broad literature review, this publication discusses rural women’s time poverty in agriculture, elaborates on its possible causes and implications and provides insight into the various types of constraints that affect the adoption of solutions for reducing work burden. The paper raises questions about the adequacy of women’s access to technologies, services and infrastructure and about the control women have over their time, given their major contributions to agriculture. It also looks into the available labour-saving technologies, practices and services that can support women to better address the demands derived from the domestic and productive spheres and improve their well-being. 46 pp.

Empowering women in Afghanistan

(FAO, 2015)

This publication assesses the gender impacts of the Integrated Dairy Schemes (IDS) approach in Afghanistan and results from a field mission to Afghanistan. Findings confirmed that the IDS approach has a sustainable positive impact on rural Afghan women and their families, both in terms of increased income availability and social empowerment. 67 pp.

Globefish Research Programme, Vol. 119: Executive Summary

(FAO, 2015)

Women participate in all segments of the seafood industry, including fishing, farming, trading and selling, monitoring and administration. But the widespread lack of consideration for their role and work in the seafood industry is, in many respects, disadvantageous to them and ultimately bars them from participating fully and equitably in the industry.

The primary aim of this report is to increase awareness of business leaders and policy makers, to expand their knowledge and sensitization about the value women bring to the seafood industry, and to encourage them to consider each time they develop a new project or a policy: “Have we not overlooked women? 8 pp.

Maximizing Women’s Participation in a Fisheries Livelihoods Project: The Philippine experience

(FAO, 2015)

This case study describes the work of the Regional Fisheries Livelihood Programme (RFLP) in the Zamboanga del Norte province of the Philippines: the gender mainstreaming efforts and interventions, the results and gender impact of such interventions, success stories, lessons learned and recommendations for programme improvement and sustainability. 20 pp.

Dimitra Newsletter 26

(FAO, 2015)

The Dimitra newsletter outlines the Dimitra project’s most recent activities and achievements, especially the development and growing impact of the listeners’ clubs. This edition discusses how Dimitra clubs in Senegal are helping contain the threat of Ebola, how 240 new clubs in Niger are in place as part of the struggle against climate change, and much more. 24 pp.

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