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Farmers in a changing climate - Does gender matter?

Y. Lambrou, S. Nelson (FAO, 2010)

This study documents the challenges faced by men and women farmers to ensure food security in the context of climate variability. It presents findings of research undertaken in two drought-prone districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. 82 pp.

Gender and Nutrition Fact sheet

(FAO, 2010)

Women are in a unique position to reduce malnutrition, but they frequently have limited access to nutrition information and the resources to improve food security. This fact sheet looks at how the social and economic inequalities between men and women often stand in the way of good nutrition. 2 pp.

The Right to Adequate Food: Fact Sheet No. 34

(OHCHR/FAO, 2010)

This Fact Sheet explains what the right to adequate food is. It illustrates the implications for specific individuals and groups, such as women and children; and elaborates upon State parties’ obligations with respect to this basic human right. 57pp.

Addressing HIV and gender inequities through agriculture: Regional response to food insecurity in Eastern and Central Africa

(FAO, 2010)

The regional dimension of the HIV epidemic, of gender inequities and of food insecurity in Eastern and Central Africa calls for the mainstreaming of interventions into regional policies and strategies, in collaboration with national and regional institutions. 4 pp.

Gender-Based Violence and livelihood interventions: Focus on populations of humanitarian concern in the context of HIV

(FAO, 2010)

This Guidance Note provides an overview of the complex interactions between Gender-based Violence (GBV), HIV  and rural livelihoods based on literature and findings from FAO field studies in Kenya and Uganda. 34 pp.



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