Gender

Resources ::: Publications

Guidance on how to address decent rural employment in FAO country activities (Second Edition)

(FAO/ILO, 2013)

FAO has a crucial role to play in promoting rural employment and decent work in rural areas, specifically with respect to informal employment in agriculture. This guidance document aims to assist FAO Representatives, staff and consultants to better reflect rural employment and decent work concerns in their work. 57 pp.

Invisible guardians: Women manage livestock diversity

(FAO, 2012)

This publication presents an analysis of women’s role in the sustainable use, development and conservation of animal genetic resources. The differential roles of men and women have largely been neglected in studies of animal genetic resources management, but by piecing together several strands of argument and indirect evidence it can be concluded that women are the main guardians of livestock diversity. 74 pp.

Sustainable nutrition security: Restoring the bridge between agriculture and health

M. Traoré, B. Thompson, G. Thomas (FAO, 2012)

Sustainable improvements in the nutritional status of women and their children will only be possible when their diets provide all the macro- and micronutrients they need. Narrowing the nutrition gap requires “nutrition-sensitive” food and agriculture systems that explicitly incorporate nutrition objectives. 40 pp.

Agricultural cooperatives and gender equality

(FAO/IFAD/WFP, 2012)

Evidence shows that efficient cooperatives have the capacity to empower their members economically and socially and to create sustainable employment through equitable and inclusive business models that are more resilient to shocks. 6 pp.

Dimitra Newsletter 22

FAO, 2012

This newsletter focuses on how the growing dialogues, propelled by Dimitra community listeners’ clubs, are empowering rural people in several African countries. The success of the radio broadcasts and in-person gatherings of men, women and youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Niger has led to the launch of new projects in Burundi, Mauritania and Senegal and holds promise for more. 24 pp

 

 


SOFA 2010-11

 

New website 

 

Gender and Land Rights Database

 


Gender in Agriculture
E-platform

 


UN system-wide news
on gender equality

 

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FAO Gender Programme
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
email: gender@fao.org

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