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Maximizing Women’s Participation in a Fisheries Livelihoods Project: The Philippine experience

(FAO, 2015)

This case study describes the work of the Regional Fisheries Livelihood Programme (RFLP) in the Zamboanga del Norte province of the Philippines: the gender mainstreaming efforts and interventions, the results and gender impact of such interventions, success stories, lessons learned and recommendations for programme improvement and sustainability. 20 pp.

Dimitra Newsletter 26

(FAO, 2015)

The Dimitra newsletter outlines the Dimitra project’s most recent activities and achievements, especially the development and growing impact of the listeners’ clubs. This edition discusses how Dimitra clubs in Senegal are helping contain the threat of Ebola, how 240 new clubs in Niger are in place as part of the struggle against climate change, and much more. 24 pp.

Women In Agriculture In Pakistan

(FAO, 2015)

This report highlights the fact that the agriculture sector is underperforming in Pakistan and one of the key reasons is that women do not have equal access to resources and opportunities they need. It confirms that we must promote gender equality and empower women in agriculture to reduce extreme poverty and gender discrimination. 156 pp.

Gender Equality in Food Security Governance and Agriculture

(FAO, 2014)

Women and youth lack the resources and opportunities they need to make the most of their time and labour. These inequalities generate high costs in terms of missed opportunities to raise agricultural productivity and income, increasing poverty and food insecurity. Clear synergies exist between gender equality and hunger-reduction goals. 2 pp.

Gender Opportunities and Constraints in Inclusive Business Models – The case study of Unifrutti in Mindanao, Philippines

(FAO, 2015)

Like many developing countries, the Philippines is making vigorous efforts to attract and facilitate private investment in agriculture with the expectation that such investment will contribute to production growth, poverty reduction and food security. The cases analysed in this report show that the investment models and contractual arrangements implemented by Unifrutti – a major private company producer, processor and exporter of pineapple and banana in the Mindanao Region – have had positive implications for the livelihood of the rural communities involved. However, the study also demonstrates that women and men have not equally benefitted from the investment opportunities. An important lesson learned is that gender neutral practices and approaches do not necessarily lead to gender equitable results. Instead, both investment schemes and policy frameworks need to recognize and address the different needs and priorities of women and men to ensure more gender equitable distribution of benefits. 84 pp.




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