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Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Kenya

(FAO, 2017)

Two-thirds of the world's poor livestock keepers are women, yet little research has been conducted in recent years on rural women's role in livestock keeping and the opportunities that livestock-related interventions could offer them. This report reviews gender and socio-economic aspects of the dairy value chain for small-holder producers, including employment issues. The objective of the study was to assess the extent to which gender inclusiveness can be built into the development of dairy value chains in Kenya, and to formulate recommendations accordingly. 80 pp.

Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Ethiopia

(FAO, 2017)

Findings from this gender assessment of the dairy value chain in selected sites in Ethiopia confirm that women’s empowerment is vital for sustainable dairy value chain development and that projects supporting dairy production need to increase their efforts to be gender inclusive. The study provides country-specific recommendations for Ethiopia, which also feed into a more general knowledge base on how to develop gender-sensitive dairy value chains. 80 pp.

Gender Strategy for the FNS-CELAC PLAN

(FAO, 2017)

The objective of this Plan is to contribute to "achieving concrete results that will lead to significant improvements in the quality of life of our peoples, aimed at the eradication of poverty, especially extreme poverty, which guarantee food security with a gender focus and respecting the diversity of dietary habits, in order to meet the challenges of food security and nutrition with a view to eradicating hunger and enjoying the Right to Food, especially in vulnerable sectors of the population". 26 pp.

Regional Gender Strategy and Action Plan 2017–2019 for Asia and the Pacific

(FAO, 2017)

The Regional Gender Strategy and Action Plan aims to provide focus for FAO gender-related work in Asia and the Pacific and identify delivery mechanisms for the period 2017–2019. The Regional Gender Strategy and Action Plan encompasses work at both the regional and country level and is primarily intended for the FAO regional office for Asia and the Pacific, country offices, and project staff. 26 pp.

Gender mainstreaming and Human Rights based approach: Guidelines for Technical Officers

(FAO, 2017)

As a concise, compact guide for FAO REU / SEC staff to use at different stages of the project cycle, this publication brings together the key elements of gender mainstreaming and HRBA found within the different guidelines, handbooks, toolkits and other documents used by FAO and the UN system as a whole, compiling essential points into a user-friendly format. 40 pp.




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