Resources ::: Publications

Agricultural cooperatives: Paving the way for food security and rural development

(FAO/IFAD/WFP, 2011)

Cooperatives offer small agricultural producers opportunities to access markets, and provide them with a range of services such as better access to natural resources, information, communication, technologies, credit and training. 4 pp.

Gender and hunger in the context of the recent crises: Underlying factors

M. Villarreal (2011)

This paper begins by providing a background on the food price crisis that occurred between 2007 and 2008. It then looks into the underlying factors that led to its disastrous outcomes in terms of numbers of hungry and poor and in terms of gender. 32 pp.

Mainstreaming gender into project cycle management in the fisheries sector: A field manual

M. C. Arenas and A. Lentisco (FAO, 2011)

As part of its efforts to promote gender equity to improve fisheries livelihoods, the Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) has developed a field handbook that gives guidance on taking gender into account in all phases of small-scale fisheries development projects. 105 pp.

FAO at work 2010-2011: Women key to food security

(FAO, 2011)

This year’s FAO at work looks at the huge boost to food production that would occur if women farmers were given the same access as men to productive resources such as land and credit. The publication also reviews the evolution of the US$1.5 billion FAO field programme and highlights key events and achievements during the time period. 24 pp.

Community listeners’ clubs: Stepping stones for action in rural areas

(FAO Dimitra, 2011)

This publication summarises the unique experience of the community listeners’ clubs set up in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo by FAO-Dimitra and its partners. 58 pp.



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E-learning Course: Governing Land for Women and Men



E-learning Course: Gender in Food and Nutrition Security



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