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Social analysis for agriculture and rural investment projects: Field guide

(FAO, 2011)

FAO’s Investment Centre Division has developed three complementary guides in a series entitled ‘Social analysis for agriculture and rural investment projects.’ The Field Guide provides practical guidance on fieldwork aspects of social analysis. It considers data collection activities and checklists for work at national, regional and district levels, and in community-based discussions, focus group discussions and individual household interviews. 84 pp.

Notes on livestock, food security and gender equity

C. Okali (FAO, 2011)

This working paper explores the link between gender issues in livestock development and the achievement of food security. They are intended for livestock research and development professionals seeking to develop forwardlooking strategies for achieving both gender equity and food security. 40 pp.

Agricultural cooperatives: Paving the way for food security and rural development

(FAO/IFAD/WFP, 2011)

Cooperatives offer small agricultural producers opportunities to access markets, and provide them with a range of services such as better access to natural resources, information, communication, technologies, credit and training. 4 pp.

Gender and hunger in the context of the recent crises: Underlying factors

M. Villarreal (2011)

This paper begins by providing a background on the food price crisis that occurred between 2007 and 2008. It then looks into the underlying factors that led to its disastrous outcomes in terms of numbers of hungry and poor and in terms of gender. 32 pp.

Mainstreaming gender into project cycle management in the fisheries sector: A field manual

M. C. Arenas and A. Lentisco (FAO, 2011)

As part of its efforts to promote gender equity to improve fisheries livelihoods, the Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) has developed a field handbook that gives guidance on taking gender into account in all phases of small-scale fisheries development projects. 105 pp.





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