Resources ::: Publications

How can women control water?

(FAO, 2016)

This publication explores issues related to women’s participation in water governance and lessons learned in the water sector, particlarly with respect to addressing gender issues in national policies and legislation. It also provides recommendations on the way forward, and a list of relevant tools for capacity development and project planning. 8 pp.

Gender-responsive disaster risk reduction in the agriculture sector: Guidance for policy-makers and practitioners

(FAO, 2016)

This training guide aims to present practical approaches to address gender issues in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies for the agriculture sector, with special attention to linking communities’ experiences with higher-level decision-making processes. 68 pp.

Gender mainstreaming as a key strategy for building resilient livelihoods

(FAO, 2016)

This brief provides an overview of FAO's work in empowering women as agents of resilience building, including three examples of different strategies the Organization has employed to invest in women’s expertise and leadership to build resilient livelihoods. 2 pp.

Gender and Rural Advisory Assessment Tool (GRAST)

(FAO, 2016)

This brochure provides an overview of the FAO Gender and Rural Advisory Services Assessment Tool (GRAST). GRAST aims to improve the gender responsiveness of rural advisory services, which can help close the gender gap in agriculture by making information, technologies, skills, and knowledge more relevant and accessible to women farmers. 4 pp.




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