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Cooperatives in Small-Scale Fisheries: Enabling Successes Through Community Empowerment. International Year of Cooperatives. Issue Brief Series

Published: 2012
Cooperatives in the small-scale fisheries sector are a way of maximizing long-term community benefits to deal with the threats of fisheries mismanagement, livelihood insecurity and poverty – harsh realities for [...]

Issue Paper

Decent Rural Employment for Food Security: A Case for Action

Published: 2012
Identifies the links between decent employment and food security and shows how improving policy coherence between employment and agricultural initiatives and investing more in the promotion of decent rural employment [...]


The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11: Women in Agriculture. Closing the Gender Gap for Development

Published: 2011
Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in all developing country regions. Their roles differ across regions, yet they consistently have less access than men to the resources and [...]

Issue Paper

Rural Women’s Access to Financial Services: Credit, Savings and Insurance. ESA Working Paper No. 11-07

Published: 2011
This paper reviews rural women’s access to financial services, a key factor of successful rural development strategies. Designing appropriate financial products for women to be able to save, borrow and [...]


The State of Food Insecurity in the World: Addressing Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises

Published: 2010
The number of undernourished people in the world remains unacceptably high at close to one billion in 2010 despite an expected decline – the first in 15 years. This decline [...]


Sharing JFFLS Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools experiences and challenges

Published: 2008
The purpose of this report is to document some of the Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) experiences to date, and allow readers to reflect on approaches used in [...]

Global Framework

Agricultural Development Policy. Concepts and Experiences

Published: 2004
Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences, prepared under the aegis of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), presents a fresh and comprehensive look at agricultural development [...]
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