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Food and Agricultural Policy Trends After the 2008 Food Security Crisis Renewed Attention to Agricultural Development. EASYPol Series 125

Published: 2011
Published under the The Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) project, this paper reviews the policy decisions taken from October 2008 to mid 2010. It aims to analyze the [...]

Report

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 [...]

Issue Paper

Payments for Ecosystem Services and Food Security

Published: 2011
The report examines: the role of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in agriculture; the relevance of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) agri-environmental measures for PES; opportunities and [...]

Guideline

Save and Grow. A Policymaker’s Guide to the Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Crop Production

Published: 2011
With the publication of Save and Grow in 2011, FAO proposed a new paradigm of intensive crop production, one that is both highly productive and environmentally sustainable.  Save and Grow calls for “greening” [...]

Report

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing Systems at Risk

Published: 2011
The State of Land and Water Resources (SOLAW) is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published [...]

Guideline

Developing effective forest policy. A guide

Published: 2010
Many countries develop or revise forest policies to keep abreast of changing circumstances and to enhance the value of forests to society. Experience from these processes shows that substantial changes [...]

Tool

Guidance on how to address decent rural employment in FAO country activities

Published: 2010
This guidance document will:  Introduce the concepts of rural employment and decent work (RE&DW). Acknowledge the centrality of RE&DW for the achievement of the Millennium  Development Goals (MDGs) • Affirm FAO’s [...]

Tool

Child labour prevention in agriculture. Junior Farmer Field and Life School - Facilitators guide

Published: 2010
Childrens participation in their own family farm activities helps them learn valuable skills and contribute  to the generation of household income, which has a positive impact on their livelihoods. Such [...]

Report

Food Security in Africa. Market and Trade Policy for Staple Foods in Eastern and Southern Africa

Published: 2010
The origins of this volume stem from interactions with developing country government offi cials and policy makers on trade-related issues, where it became apparent that there was a need to supplement the [...]