Resources ::: Publications

Training guide: Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development

(FAO / CGIAR, 2013)

This guide is targeted to agricultural development professionals who need better information on the ways in which men and women adapt to and mitigate climate change and how best to address their needs when supporting the development of climate-resilient rural communities. 150 pp.

Community-based forest enterprise development

(FAO, 2013)

This information sheet shows how FAO is strengthening the capacities of small and medium-sized enterprises to produce non-wood forest products (NWFPs) while managing the forest sustainably in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the project area, most of the people engaged in the collection, processing and trade of NWFPs are women from disadvantaged rural groups. 2 pp.

Participatory forestry

(FAO, 2013)

This information sheet provides an overview of an FAO project that aims to improve the lives of people in rural communities in Afghanistan, through the conservation and sustainable management of forests and other natural resources. It creates livelihood opportunities, including for women. When men and women work together to plan and manage the forest, the entire community thrives. 2 pp.

Watershed management

(FAO, 2013)

This information sheet covers FAO’s efforts to promote a community-based development approach, inclusive of women, to help restore the livelihoods of earthquake-affected men and women in Pakistan. Involving communities in watershed management is essential because communities are affected by what happens in a watershed, and their actions influence the downstream availability and quality of water. 2 pp.

The role of women producer organizations in agricultural value chains, Practical Lessons from Africa and India


This report offers a comparison of different models of women producer organizations in India and Africa. It presents lessons from good practices in institutional development within producer organizations, including women-based organizations. The report looks at how different women producer organizations support poor small-scale women farmers and workers to better market their products, improve their position in the agricultural value chains and influence policy. 68 pp.




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