Resources ::: Publications

FAO Gender and Development Plan of Action (2002-2007)

(FAO, 2003)

The Plan embodies FAO's commitment to equal opportunities and rights for women and men. It outlines the Organization's framework for follow-up to recommendations in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and Article 14 on rural women in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). 36 pp.

Rural women: Crucial partners in the fight against hunger and poverty

(FAO, 2003)

A report of the event organized by FAO entitled Rural women: crucial partners in the fight against hunger and poverty, which took place on 12 June 2002. It served to highlight the contributions of rural women in achieving the targets of the World Food Summit of 1996. 34 pp.

Gender responsive technology for poverty alleviation in Thailand

(FAO/UNDP, 2003)

The UNDP and the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific cooperated on a project to improve rural women's access to technologies in support of poverty alleviation in Thailand. This publication presents a summary of the findings and recommendations on how to address the gender gap in technology support. 42 pp.

SEAGA Macro Level Handbook

(FAO, 2003)

A practical guide on how to integrate a gender perspective into the policy process to improve the equity, efficiency and sustainability of agricultural policies. 116 pp.

Report of the National Workshop on Best Practices in Microfinance Programmes for Women in Coastal Fishing Communities in India

L.V. Villareal and M.A. Upare (FAO, 2003)

A report on the outcomes of the above Workshop, which aimed to analyze and document recent experiences with microfinance programmes in support of women and poverty alleviation in coastal fishing communities of India. 61 pp.




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