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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.

Dimitra Newsletter 25

(FAO, 2014)

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 focuses on South-South cooperation and on news from Dimitra listeners’ clubs in Senegal, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and more. 24 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.

Gender-equitable governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests: a right to food perspective

(Daniel Gomez, 2014)

In light of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), this Information Brief aims to provide concise and practical elements for a gender-equitable governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests. Developed jointly with the FAO study The Right to Food and the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A dialogue towards implementation, this Information Brief offers a right to food perspective on a crucial governance matter for the implementation of the VGGT. Besides underlining the importance of some VGGT provisions for the realization of the right to food, Gender-equitable Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests: A Right to Food Perspective presents some of its benefits through lessons learned as well as internationally agreed upon and committed to basis for its implementation. 4 pp.




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