Gender

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Gender-equitable governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests: a right to food perspective

(Daniel Gomez, 2014)

In light of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), this Information Brief aims to provide concise and practical elements for a gender-equitable governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests. Developed jointly with the FAO study The Right to Food and the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A dialogue towards implementation, this Information Brief offers a right to food perspective on a crucial governance matter for the implementation of the VGGT. Besides underlining the importance of some VGGT provisions for the realization of the right to food, Gender-equitable Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests: A Right to Food Perspective presents some of its benefits through lessons learned as well as internationally agreed upon and committed to basis for its implementation. 4 pp.

Dimitra Newsletter 24

(FAO, 2013)

The Dimitra newsletter outlines the Dimitra project’s most recent activities and achievements, especially the development and growing impact of the listeners’ clubs. This issue highlights experiences of development approaches that are helping in the fight against poverty in rural areas. 24 pp.

Summary of the FAO policy on gender equality

(FAO, 2014)

Gender equality is central to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of rural populations. FAO can achieve its goals only if it simultaneously works towards gender equality and supports women’s diverse roles in agriculture and rural development. Gender equality is not only an essential means by which FAO can achieve its mandate, it is also a basic human right. 4pp.

Women’s resilience to food price volatility: A policy response

(FAO, 2014)

Rural women, traditionally responsible for providing food and health in the household, face major constraints in fulfilling their roles, rendering them more vulnerable to food price spikes. This discussion paper points to two aspects that, in general terms, reduce women’s ability to absorb and respond to shocks in a high and volatile food price setting: the inequalities that create a gender gap in rural development and women’s traditional roles in society and the household. 25pp.

 

 


FAO policy on gender equality

 

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