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The Implications of Social Farming for Rural Poverty Reduction: Technical Workshop

(FAO, 2015)

This report summarizes the workshop on The Implications of Social Farming for Rural Poverty Reduction, which explored the possible contribution of social farming to rural poverty reduction through rural women’s economic empowerment, decent rural employment creation and social protection. 40 pp.

A Glance at Gender: Newsletter for the Regional Office for Africa (June – July 2015)

(FAO, 2015)

This edition highlights women farmers' access to and use of technology and innovation, improved seeds and fertilizers, and extension and financial services. It also discusses FAO's role in both supporting and bridging the gender gap in the agriculture value chain. 2 pp.

Understanding the Role of Social Protection in Advancing Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment: Towards Sustainable Poverty Reduction

(FAO, 2015)

This technical note proposes a framework for understanding the contribution of social protection to rural women’s empowerment, particularly how different social protection schemes contribute to this goal and what gaps need to be addressed by other rural services and livelihood interventions. 48 pp.

Gender and Land Statistics: Recent developments in FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database

(FAO, 2015)

Current efforts to streamline and compile international statistics on gender and land in a unified framework provide the entry point for expanded statistical content in the Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD). This Technical Note describes the statistics of the GLRD in detail. 35 pp.

Enhancing the potential of family farming for poverty reduction and food security through gender-sensitive rural advisory services

(FAO, 2015)

This paper looks at the gender-differentiated barriers in access to rural advisory services (RAS) and the challenges of effectively targeting women family farmers when delivering these services. It provides examples of good practices in responding to women farmers’ specific requirements in supporting their economic empowerment, as well as recommendations for demand-driven, gender-sensitive RAS for improved food security and poverty reduction. 76 pp.




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