Resources ::: Toolkits

Understanding and integrating gender issues into livestock projects and programmes: A checklist for practitioners

This booklet guides experts in designing, implementing and monitoring livestock projects and programmes in a gender sensitive way. It identifies the main challenges faced by smallholder farmers, especially women, in small livestock management (particularly poultry and small ruminants) and in dairy farming.

Passport to mainstreaming gender in water programmes

The International Decade for Action, “Water for Life” (2005-2015) and the UN-Millennium Development Goals both call for women’s and men’s participation and involvement in waterrelated development efforts. This booklet has been developed to help field staff mainstream gender issues in the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of water management projects for agricultural production.

Social analysis for agriculture and rural investment projects

FAO’s Investment Centre Division has developed three complementary guides (The Manager’s Guide, The Practitioner’s Guide and The Field Guide) in a series entitled 'Social analysis for agriculture and rural investment projects.' These three guides demonstrate the application of social analysis to investment programmes and projects in agricultural and rural development.

Mainstreaming gender into project cycle management in the fisheries sector: A field manual

As part of its efforts to promote gender equity to improve fisheries livelihoods, the Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) has developed a field handbook that offers tools for gender analysis in fisheries development projects and guidance on how to integrate gender aspects at various stages in the project cycle

Building Capacity for the Agriculture Sector's Response to AIDS

A training manual aimed at building capacity for the agriculture sector's response to AIDS. It addresses a broad set of issues that render people vulnerable to HIV and its impacts, such as poverty, food insecurity and gender inequalities. The manual is targeted particularly at organizations working in the agriculture sector at national and sub-national levels.

The Agri-Gender Statistics Toolkit

A database with a cross range of tools for the collection and use of sex-disaggregated agricultural data. The tools are designed for development specialists and planners.

The Socio-Economic and Gender Analysis (SEAGA) Programme

A resource of practical tools and guidelines for integrating socio-economic and gender issues at community, institutional and policy levels in various sectors related to agriculture and rural development.

FAO’s Participation Website

This database contains over 900 tools and methodologies of participatory approaches. It is based on a collection of publications, experiences and tools from development practitioners who use participatory methods.

Gender analysis and forestry training package

The materials in this Training Package are designed to support participatory training on the interrelationships of gender issues and forestry issues. The Package includes how-to information about participatory programme design, workshop design, training methods and techniques, and case study research using rapid rural appraisal.

Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

An online platform for facilitated discussions and interaction between academics, researchers, development practitioners and policy makers. The Forum allows members to share information and resources related to issues of food security and nutrition, such as gender, climate change and HIV/AIDS.

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