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Gender Inequalities in Rural Employment: A country profile on Tanzania Mainland

(FAO, 2014)

This country profile aims to contribute to a better understanding of the types and the degree of existing employment-related gender inequalities in rural settings of Tanzania Mainland. It also sheds light on existing inequalities in terms of access to productive resources – in particular land, time use patterns and educational conditions – recognizing their close correlation with labour productivity and income generating capacity. The profile highlights key areas of attention for policy makers to better integrate gender equality and decent rural employment in agriculture and rural development policies and programmes. It constitutes an important added value to existing sources, most notably because it provides rural-specific information and cross-examines different dimensions of inequality. 64 pp.

Equal access to resources and power for food security in the face of climate change

This infographic shows women’s access to financial and productive resources, decision-making fora, knowledge, technology, land, water, services and markets, illustrating the link to food security and climate change.

Rural women and the Millennium Development Goals

In the developing world, women are the backbone of rural economies. Yet, with only a few exceptions, rural women fare worse than rural men and urban women and men for every MDG indicator for which data are available.

Women: key to achieving food and nutrition security in Cambodia

A joint video produced by FAO, WFP and UN Women about women’s contributions in the agriculture sector in Cambodia.

Michelle Bachelet: International Day of Rural Women 2012

As the world celebrates the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, UN Women with WFP, FAO and IFAD are launching a joint programme in Rome to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.

Launch of Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women

FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women will demonstrate how UN agencies can work together more effectively and 'Deliver as One' to bring about a comprehensive UN system response to rural women's needs and aspirations.

Invisible guardians: Women manage livestock diversity

A new FAO study entitled Invisible Guardians: Women manage livestock diversity argues that women livestock keepers worldwide must be recognized as the major actors in efforts to arrest the decline of indigenous breeds, which are crucial for rural food security and animal genetics. This clip is from an interview with Ilse Köhler Rollefson, author of this study.

Gender and Land Rights Database

This database contains country-level information on the national and customary laws governing land use, property rights and inheritance. It offers information on women’s and men’s legal rights in access to land.

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.

 

Repository of policies, strategies and action plans on gender mainstreaming within the UN system

This online repository stores a collection of UN policies, strategies and action plans for gender mainstreaming within the UN system. It also features online tools and resources for capacity development and to support UN staff in the process of gender mainstreaming.

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Gender and Land Rights Database

 


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FAO Gender Programme
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
email: gender@fao.org

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