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Gender, Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises: Women and girls as agents of resilience

(FAO, 2017)

This guidance note explores gender equality and women’s empowerment as a crucial aspect of FAO's work on food security and nutrition in protracted crises, and discusses practical measures in this regard, such as livelihood support for women and girls, reducing women’s workloads, ensuring protection from gender-based violence and equitable access to resources and services, and, more broadly, transforming gender relations. 28 pp.

Research on rural women’s economic empowerment and social protection (Quantitative report on Rwanda Vision 2020 Umurenge Public Works)

(FAO, 2017)

This research focuses on the public works component of Rwanda’s government programme for poverty reduction and social protection. The research was based on a mixed method approach comprised of in-depth qualitative methods and quantitative surveys conducted in Rwanda in 2014. 58 pages

Gender, agriculture and rural development in Armenia

(FAO, 2017)

The Country Gender Assessment for Armenia aims to enable better informed, targeted and gender sensitive actions in agriculture and rural development. It discusses some of the major gender inequalities that need to be considered by policy makers and project managers according to available data, and identifies further research needs. 56 pp.

Gender equality, social protection and rural development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

(FAO, 2017)

This collection of articles written by economists, sociologists, and gender specialists and practitioners from twelve post-Soviet countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia, reviews and analyzes the issues that are at the intersection of gender equality, social protection and rural development in the region. 72 pp.

Gender assessment of dairy value chain: evidence from Rwanda

(FAO, 2017)

Findings from this study, a gender assessment of the dairy value chain in selected sites in Rwanda, confirm that women’s empowerment is vital for sustainable dairy value chain development and that projects supporting dairy production need to increase efforts to be gender inclusive. The study provides country-specific recommendations for Rwanda, which also feed into a more general knowledge base on how to develop gender-sensitive dairy value chains. 76 pp.




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