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Dimitra Newsletter 20

(FAO Dimitra, 2011)

This newsletter contains a special Dossier on Radio & ICTs in Rural Areas that puts together a variety of experiences in this field. You will also find various articles of interest on different topics, including: the capitalisation and knowledge sharing activities conducted by the Promotion of Rural Micro-enterprises Programme (PROMER) in Senegal, and articles from Dimitra partners in Morocco and Burkina Faso on special initiatives in the field of income-generation. 24 pp.

Communicating gender for rural development

(FAO Dimitra, 2010)

This document is designed to promote the introduction of a gender perspective into communication for development initiatives in rural areas. The publication will be useful to all development practitioners, particularly rural communicators and staff of community radio stations. 80 pp.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11

(FAO, 2011)

SOFA 2010-11 makes a strong “business case” for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment. The report provides comprehensive data and analysis documenting and assessing the costs of the gender gap faced by rural women in access to land, livestock, education, financial services, extension, fertilizers, tools, employment opportunities. 160 pp.

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.



FAO policy on gender equality



E-learning Course: Governing Land for Women and Men



E-learning Course: Gender in Food and Nutrition Security



Gender and Land Rights Database




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