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A guide to gender sensitive microfinance

(FAO, 2002)

This Guide was developed as a practical aid for those involved in microfinance programmes. It assists to include socio-economic and gender issues in microfinance programmes and national policies for microfinance. 119 pp.

Gender and law: Women's rights in agriculture

L. Cotula (FAO, 2002)

This study analyses the gender dimension of agriculture-related legislation, examining the legal status of women in three key areas: rights to land and other natural resources; rights of women agricultural workers; and rights concerning women’s agricultural self-employment activities. 185 pp.

Agrobiodiversity conservation and the role of rural women: An expert consultation report

(FAO, 2002)

There is growing empirical evidence of the key role of rural women in agrobiodiversity conservation for food security in developing countries. This document includes summaries of the country case studies and the discussions and recommendations that emerged from the expert consultation above. 46 pp.

Dimitra Newsletter 6

(FAO Dimitra, 2002)

This issues of the Dimitra newsletter discusses sustainable agriculture and the enhancement of skills for both men and women farmers. Towards the end of the newsletter, sources of funding, books and forthcoming conferences are also presented. 12 pp.



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