Resources ::: Publications

Gender and Rural Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Key Issues

(FAO, 2016)

Produced as part of the process of identification of key issues in gender and rural development for the preparation of the Regional Gender Strategy approved by the Assistant Director-General of FAO's Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, this document provides a brief overview of key issues affecting the status of rural women in the region. 28 pp.

A Gender-responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture: Evidence and guidance for practitioners

(FAO, 2016)

Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) Practice Briefs provide practical operational information on climate-smart agricultural practices. Taking a gender-responsive approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) means that the particular needs, priorities, and realities of men and women are recognized and adequately addressed in the design and application of CSA so that both men and women can equally benefit. 9 pp.

The Impact of Gender Policy Processes on the Right to Food

(FAO, 2016)

A brief overview of food insecurity in Cambodia, along with an analysis of national policies relevant to food security and gender equality, particularly with regard to the intersection of national gender policies and the ongoing process of administrative decentralization. 4 pp.

Debate: Gender-just food security laws

(FAO, 2015)

This is one in a series of debates from the publication Ten debates on right to food and social protection – Learning from India's experience, which explores major issues related to the development and adoption of India’s National Food Security Act (2013). The debates reflect critical issues for the developent of national food security and social protection strategies and serve as a useful instrument for strategy planning and study. 4 pp.

Research on Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment and Social Protection

(FAO, 2016)

This report summarizes findings from the first PtoP case study on rural women’s economic empowerment. It focuses on the public works component of Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) – the Government of Rwanda’s flagship programme for poverty reduction providing countrywide social protection. The research was based on a mixed method approach comprising in-depth qualitative methods and quantitative surveys conducted in Rwanda during the autumn of 2014. 34 pp.




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