Resources ::: Publications

Filling the Data Gap: Gender-sensitive statistics for agricultural development

(FAO, 1999)

This publication aims to raise awareness among policy-makers to the benefits of collecting sex-disaggregated information for use in the policy-making process.

Dimitra Newsletter 1

(FAO Dimitra, 1998)

The first issue of the Dimitra newsletter contains key information on the history, aims and objectives of the Dimitra Project.  One of the main goals of the project is to systematically emphasise the multiple roles and essential contribution made by rural women to the development of their country. 4 pp.

Male involvement in reproductive health: Incorporating gender throughout the life cycle

(FAO, 1998)

This paper looks into the socio-cultural aspects that shape male perspectives, based on the socially-embedded gender relations in the different stages of the life cycle. It makes use of this knowledge to suggest ways to increase men's involvement in reproductive health issues and to improve services.

The household livelihood security concept

T.R. Frankenberger and M.K. McCaston (FAO/CARE, 1998)

This paper examines the household livelihood security concept: a tool for understanding poverty, malnutrition and the complex strategies adopted by food insecure households for survival.

Village chicken production systems in rural Africa: Household food security and gender issues

A.J. Kitalyi (FAO, 1998)

This publication presents the results of a field study on village poultry production. It demonstrates that, when enhanced, it can have a special impact in increasing household food security and gender equity. 81 pp.



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