Resources ::: Publications

Gender-responsive disaster risk reduction in the agriculture sector: Guidance for policy-makers and practitioners

(FAO, 2016)

This training guide aims to present practical approaches to address gender issues in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies for the agriculture sector, with special attention to linking communities’ experiences with higher-level decision-making processes. 68 pp.

Gender mainstreaming as a key strategy for building resilient livelihoods

(FAO, 2016)

This brief provides an overview of FAO's work in empowering women as agents of resilience building, including three examples of different strategies the Organization has employed to invest in women’s expertise and leadership to build resilient livelihoods. 2 pp.

Gender and Rural Advisory Assessment Tool (GRAST)

(FAO, 2016)

This brochure provides an overview of the FAO Gender and Rural Advisory Services Assessment Tool (GRAST). GRAST aims to improve the gender responsiveness of rural advisory services, which can help close the gender gap in agriculture by making information, technologies, skills, and knowledge more relevant and accessible to women farmers. 4 pp.

Capacity development support to rural women on the socio-economic and gender aspects of sustainable rural development.

(FAO, 2016)

A look at an FAO project, started in 2014 under the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme, to improve services for rural women by enhancing the capacity of institutions and of agricultural extension and rural advisory services staff in Turkey and Azerbaijan. 8 pp.

Gender, agriculture and rural development in Albania (Country Gender Assessment Series)

(FAO, 2016)

In aiming for better informed, targeted and gender sensitive actions in agriculture and rural development for Albania, this Gender Assessment points out some of the major gender inequalities that need to be considered by policy makers and project managers according to available data, and identifies further research needs. 48 pp.




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