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25/06/2010
Access to agricultural land emerged as the number-one source of gender inequality in national gender profiles compiled for the first time ever in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Vietnam.
18/05/2010
Improving social and economic conditions for rural people is one of the keys to tackling child labour. So is reducing the exploitation of girls and boys in agriculture. An FAO study in Ghana looks at the issue.
15/04/2010
Evictions, confiscation of property and discrimination are among the experiences increasingly reported by widows and orphans in Mozambique. An FAO-commissioned report offers recommendations to secure women’s and children’s rights to property and inheritance.
10/03/2010
Chicken-raising collectives, water-harvesting systems and community-based savings and credit schemes are some of the strategies that women’s groups have used to boost food production and incomes, showing themselves to be indispensable in the fight against hunger.
16/02/2010
A new database launched by FAO puts the spotlight on one of the major stumbling blocks to rural development – widespread inequalities between men and women in their access to land.