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Gender inequality, risk and vulnerability in the rural economy

R. Holmes and N. Jones (FAO, 2011)

Smallholder farmers and poor rural households are vulnerable to both economic and social shocks which hamper their participation in agricultural activities. Well-designed social protection programmes can help to reduce both the risk and vulnerability by building resilience to shocks and stresses. 62 pp.

Gender differentiated asset dynamics in Northern Nigeria

A. Dillon, E. J. Quiñones (FAO, 2011)

This paper examines gender differentiated asset dynamics over a 20 year period in Northern Nigeria (from 1988 to 2008). New evidence is presented to investigate whether there has been a catch-up effect for women in agricultural households who had initially low assets in 1988. 33 pp.

Gender and agricultural value chains

C. Coles, J. Mitchell (FAO, 2011)

This paper analyses how some factors, such as access to assets, gendered education differentials and the nature and value of economic activities affect the way in which men and women participate in agricultural markets. 32 pp.

Rural women’s access to financial services: Credit, savings and insurance

D. Fletschner, L. Kenney (FAO, 2011)

This paper reviews rural women’s access to financial services, a key factor of successful rural development strategies. Designing appropriate financial products that allow women to save, borrow and insure is essential to increasing their economic opportunities, as well as their role as producers. 30 pp.

Mainstreaming gender sensitivity in cash crop market supply chains

R. V. Hill, M. Vigneri (FAO, 2011)

This paper assesses the nature of female involvement in cash crop production, which holds significant potential as a means by which rural households can improve their welfare. Through original data analysis, it stresses that women are equally productive as men when they farm with the same resources. 37 pp.



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