Resources ::: Publications

Policy framework for mainstreaming gender in agriculture and rural development in the Near East region

(FAO, 2003)

An overview of actions taken by FAO to mainstream a gender-equality perspective in rural development programmes in the Near East countries. Suggestions are made on how to strengthen efforts. 6 pp.

Incorporating gender into a male domain: A strategy for foresters?

J. D. Gurung and K. Lama (2003)

The experience of one project in Nepal demonstrates a successful strategy for creating the conditions under which rural women can demand respect and inclusion at various levels, inside and outside the forest department. Key elements of this approach are provided here.

Gender and dryland management

(FAO, 2003)

This fact sheet demonstrates how incorporating a gender perspective in drylands management can help to discover innovative ways of combating dryland degradation and food insecurity. 4 pp.

Report of the Asian regional expert consultation on rural women in knowledge society


The consultation addressed the most critical components of the digital divide, namely rural communities and women. This report gives an overview of the deliberations and recommendations made to generate positive impacts, including improved access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). 38 pp.





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