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(FAO, 2017)

This report summarizes the experience of the high-level regional conference Promoting socially inclusive rural development in Europe and Central Asia: Action for the 2030 Agenda, convened by FAO's Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU), with the support of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), in Vilnius, Lithuania from 30 January to 01 February 2017. 36 pp.


This study compares three methods for planting rice (drum seeding, manual translating and broadcasting) using data from an initiative in Lao PDR. The results show that drum seeding saves time and money, reduces workloads and drudgery, and increases productivity. The drum seeder is a manual technology used for seeding pre-germinated rice seeds on lowland and irrigated rice production systems. It is suited to both men and women farmers, but is especially relevant to women, as manual transplanting is almost exclusively performed by women in rural communities. 19 pp.

(FAO, 2018)

This assessment analyses the agricultural and rural sector of Botswana from a gender perspective at the macro (policy), meso (institutional) and micro (community and household) levels in order to identify gender inequalities in access to critical productive resources, assets, services and opportunities. In particular, it identifies the needs and constraints of both women and men in selected areas of FAO competence, and provides recommendations and guidance for promoting gender sensitivity in future programming and projects. 70 pp.

(FAO, 2018)

The publication complements the FAO Guiding Framework on gender-sensitive value chain development by providing practical tools and examples of successful approaches to address the gender-based constraints that affect agrifood value chains. The guidelines are intended to assist practitioners in integrating gender equality dimensions more effectively in the design and implementation of value chain interventions in the agricultural sector. 115 pp.