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(FAO, 2019)

This brief introduces key steps, for policy makers and project implementation partners, to address the labour constraints of smallholders through the introduction of technologies that save labour and are women-friendly. The brief also identifies four factors of constraint in the environment that often hinder the uptake of technologies. It presents some FAO examples and illustrates strategies and actions that can be implemented to overcome them. 8 pp.

(FAO, 2019)

This paper looks at the principal characteristics of rural transformation and the current lives of young rural women in East and Southern Africa and identifies key actions necessary to ensure they have equal opportunities to participate in, and benefit from, the process of rural transformation. 44 pp.

(FAO, 2019)

This guidance document outlines the gender data gaps in agriculture. It also provides data sources to support the collection of sex-disaggregated data and indicators that can be used to measure the gender dimensions in agriculture. 48 pp.

(FAO, 2018)
Gender-aware rural advisory services can help close the gender gap in agriculture by making information, new technologies, skills and knowledge more relevant and accessible to both women and men farmers, with positive effects on household incomes, food security and nutrition. The Gender and Rural Advisory Services Assessment Tool (GRAST) is designed to support providers of rural advisory services in their efforts to develop gender-sensitive programmes. By undertaking a gender assessment of rural advisory services at policy, organizational and individual levels, the GRAST provides entry points for improving the gender-responsiveness of the design and delivery of advisory services in a truly transformative manner. Its ultimate objective is to ensure that rural advisory services respond to the needs and priorities of both rural women and men and that, as a consequence, they can equally access and benefit from these services. 96 pp.