Gender
(FAO, 2020)

This paper examines the financial habits and constraints of rural women in Mozambique and Tanzania with the objective of answering how and why they differ from those of their male counterparts. Building on the results achieved through this analysis, this paper aims to develop a range of general recommendations that can assist local policymakers, public stakeholders and formal financial service providers in shaping their approach towards a more gender-sensitive provision of rural financial services. 78 pp.

(FAO, 2020)

The socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic add urgency to the call to eradicate poverty, particularly in rural areas. Rural women bear a disproportionate burden in the COVID-19 crisis as agricultural producers, processors and traders, and are affected by deeply rooted gender discriminatory social norms and economic practices. This brochure considers how the pervasive inequalities between rural and urban inhabitants, rich and poor, women and men exacerbate these effects. 5 pp.

(FAO, 2020)

This pamphlet illustrates how FAO and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have been providing support to the Western Balkans region to promote progress on gender equality, with a focus on measuring the proportion of countries where the legal framework guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control. 16 pp.

(FAO, 2020)

This research report explores different organisational structures and social and cultural services from a gender-equality and women’s empowerment perspective. It examines how access to social and cultural services can facilitate women’s participation in economic and political life. The findings in this research report provide examples of how frameworks and actions can explicitly support women’s entrepreneurship and the many benefits of women’s peer-to-peer learning. 126 pp.