Resources ::: Publications

Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Fisheries and Aquaculture

(FAO, 2016)

An overview of current gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the fisheries sector, with regard to institutional policy and planning processes, statistics in gender analysis, lessons learned and opportunities for gender mainstreaming for sustainable and equitable fisheries and aquaculture development. 12 pp.

Sustainable value chains for sustainable food systems (workshop report)

(FAO, 2016)

Held in June 2016, the FAO/UNEP workshop on Sustainable Value Chains for Sustainable Food Systems included a session on inclusive food value chains, in particular, with regard to FAO’s approach to gender-sensitive and sustainable food value chains. 352 pp.

How to Mainstream Gender in Forestry: A Practical Field Guide

(FAO, 2016)

A gender mainstreaming guide to assist technical officers, particularly those working in forestry, in developing gender-responsive actions in forestry-related projects and programmes. 12 pp.

A gender-responsive approach to disaster risk reduction (DRR) planning in the agriculture sector

(FAO, 2016)

In the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) community, there is broad understanding that gender equality is fundamental for increased resilience to disasters. This note provides an overview of how to apply a gender-responsive approach to DRR planning in the agriculture sector, including five key actions for supporting rural women and men to build resilience in the face of disasters. 8pp.

Developing Gender-Sensitive Value Chains: A guiding framework

(FAO, 2016)

Part of the FAO series on sustainable food value chain development, this publication aims to facilitate the systematic integration of gender equality dimensions into value chain development programmes and projects. It brings together key concepts and concrete guiding principles towards a common approach for work on gender-sensitive value chain development. 52 pp.



CFS Forum on Women's Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

25 September 2017


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